Sam Raimi is no longer directing the upcoming World of Warcraft film adaptation.

Announced as director of the project in 2009, his departure was due to a scheduling clash with Oz: The Great and Powerful, he said.

"Actually, they don't have me directing World of Warcraft anymore because when I took the Oz job, they had to move on to another director. They had to start making it."

It is not known who will now direct the film.

WoW is being developed by Blizzard and Legendary Pictures, the latter of which is also working on Mass Effect and Gears of War film adaptations.