In May 2006, Legendary Pictures announced that they had acquired the rights from Blizzard Entertainment to make a World of Warcraft movie. There was the sound of enormous rejoicing from gamers around the world and then … a great silence. As if millions of voices suddenly cried out in joy and were suddenly silenced. Since then, the silence from Legendary and Blizzard has been fairly deafening. Two years later and still no news on the project. Apparently it's still in development but they haven't hired the "someone along the lines of a Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan type" they wanted to direct the project.
With a planned release date of 2009 impossible to meet at this point, why not just scrap the whole thing? They could save themselves the embarrassment of spending over $100 million dollars on a movie that'll end up tanking at the box office and become a pack-in freebie with the next expansion set. There's a growing mountain of reasons not to make this movie.