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Saving Private Ryan scribe Robert Rodat to pen World of Warcraft movie

Saving Private Ryan scribe Robert Rodat has reportedly signed up to write the script for the upcoming World of Warcraft movie.

While discussing the story for the film the director Sam Raimi noted Rodat’s involvement:

“We would choose… something that encompasses lands and characters and storylines, and we would be true to it,” says the director. “But our story may or may not be about one of those central characters. … We want to be really faithful to the game. We would have our writer, Robert Rodat, really craft an original story within that world that feels like a World of Warcraft adventure. Only obviously it’s very different ’cause it’s expanded and translated into the world of a motion picture.”

The plan is to try to find “touchstones” within the game and portray them accurately in the film.

“I’ve never made a videogame movie,” he continues, “but my approach would be to work with the best character writer I can find, which in this case is Robert Rodat, and tell a great character story within the fantastic environment of the world of Warcraft, while staying true to their mythology.”