Sam Raimi directs Warcraft July 22, 2009 Spider-Man helmer tackles WoW film! Sam Raimi has signed on to direct “Warcraft,” the live-action film adaptation of the fantasy videogame franchise “World of Warcraft.” The “Warcraft” universe features an epic conflict between the Horde and the Alliance. The game has developed a global following since its launch in 1994 and shows no signs of slowing. Its most recent expansion, “Wrath of the Lich King,” sold more than 2.8 million copies in the first day of release and more than 4 million its first month. Raimi plans to supervise development of “Warcraft” and shoot the picture after he completes work on “Spider-Man 4”.