A pair of Hollywood studios said this week that Sam Raimi (ofSpider-Man
fame) will direct a live-action movie based on the online video game,
, and we can only hope there will be part, even a small one, for our old friend, Leeroy Jenkins.
Jenkins, of course, is the character created by local gamer Ben Schulz -- a character who became famous after Schulz and his friends created an inane Warcraft video called "A Rough Go," as described in the Westword story, "The Legend of Leeroy Jenkins."
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Leeroy has inspired Jeopardy! questions, truck commercials and T-shirt slogans around the world, many of which entail Leeroy's catch phrase "At least I have chicken."
But Leeroy was dissed by the producers of A Second Skin, a Warcraft documentary, who said they considered using him but decided against it.
Maybe Raimi will be more sympathetic.