12 October 2009 3:44 PM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Screenwriter Robert Rodat hasn’t written a feature film since 2000’s Mel Gibson war movie “The Patriot”, and before that he wrote the Steven Spielberg World War II Ouchfest known as “Saving Private Ryan”. So what’s next on Rodat’s plate? How about adapting the “World of Warcraft” game for Sam Raimi? Yup, it’s true. MTV got the word from Raimi himself, and a subsequent call to Rodat’s agent has confirmed the news. The guy who wrote “Saving Private Ryan” is currently writing a WoW movie. Wow, indeed. In the same interview, MTV also found out that the “World of Warcraft” movie will in fact not be based on the novel “Arthas: Rise of the Lich King” as previously believed, but will instead be an original work of fiction courtesy of Rodat. As such, the movie may or may not use any familiar characters from the game, »

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