Shawn Levy in Talks to Direct the 'Minecraft' Video Game Adaptation

October 16, 2014
Source: Deadline


As the Night at the Museum franchise comes to an end, director Shawn Levy is looking to get into a different kind of adventure as Deadline reports he's currently in talks to direct an adaptation of the video game Minecraft. Warner Bros. picked up the rights to the video game in February for The LEGO Movie producer Roy Lee and his Vertigo production banner. Much like The LEGO Movie, there are endless possibilities for what can be done with a game like this that lets players begin with a black canvas and create whatever they want to. But as of now there's no indication as to what story the feature film will employ.

In the game, players have an avatar that acts as a builder where they use cubes to build whatever they want to in order to protect them from nocturnal monsters. It's like throwing a Master Builder into The Maze Runner. But these players can also destroy structures, including anything else that has been created by other players. So there can definitely be a hero and villain angle from that perspective. Levy's strength on the big screen has been hit or miss with solid films like Real Steel and the family dramedy This is Where I Leave You, and also sloppy comedies like Cheaper by the Dozen and The Pink Panther, so here's hoping he can pull of something imaginative and fun with Minecraft. Thoughts?

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  • Rock n Rollllll
    only a matter of time i guess.
  • OfficialJab
    In heaven, this movie is entirely made out of huge cardboard sets and props. In reality it will be slick CG. Hopefully it will at least be creepy/funny/beautiful and have the game's composer involved. That last part is mandatory for my ticket. Also, article says "black canvas"
  • Nielsen700
    What a boring choice.
    ><* No good can come of this. Notch...feh, I say.
  • AwesomeWave
    I'm still waiting for Monopoly: The Movie.




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