What do Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot and World of Warcraft have in common?

Their screenplays were/continue to be written by Robert Rodat.

Producer of the World of Warcraft movie Sam Raimi (Spiderman series) sat down with MTV to chat about the film and let go the previously unnanounced fact that Rodat is writing the story.

“We want to be really faithful to the game…to the Horde and the Alliance and the mythology that takes place in the game, and the archetypes that the game presents. I think we would try and find touchstones within the game to make it accurate and true and choose one or some of the lands that are portrayed in the game with as much accuracy and authenticity as possible.

“But 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.”

What does everyone think, was Raimi’s inclusion enough to sell you on the film? Or, because story is so important, does Rodat push you over the edge to must-see-this-now?

Source: MTV Multiplayer

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