Apparently, Variety is reporting that Steven Spielberg will be directing
the upcoming live action World of Warcraft movie. It seems a little unreal to hear a big name like Spielberg's mentioned in connection with a video game-based project, but if anyone could make this crazy combination work, it would be Blizzard. With the success of other fantasy projects (i.e. Lord of the Rings
) and World of Warcraft's immense existing fan base, perhaps it really is the type of project that could attract this level of talent.
Update: This has been found to be pure fiction