Warner Bros. Picks Up Rights to 'Minecraft' for 'LEGO Movie' Producer
by Ethan Anderton
February 27, 2014
After bringing us The LEGO Movie, Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to another building block property with the intention of crafting a feature film. Deadline has word that the studio has picked up Minecraft, the popular building block video game from Sweden. And though The LEGO Movie producer Roy Lee is developing the project through his Vertigo Entertainment banner, this will actually be a live-action film. For those who don't know about Minecraft, it's an open-world, sandbox environment video game where players mess around in a world composed of virtual blocks, almost like 3D pixels. More below!
With over 100 million users, Minecraft is definitely a hot commodity. But can a movie as original and fun as The LEGO Movie be crafted around this popular video game as well? Much like the film from Phil Lord & Chris Miller, the possibilities of a film using the world of Minecraft are endless, but it's going to take something special to make it work as well. There's a slight hint of a potential story since the game begins by dropping a player into the virtual world where they have to build their own world. But monsters can attack a player at any point, and they have to try and survive. Players can also help build or destroy each other's creations. It's still early in development since Warner just picked up the rights, but we'll be paying attention.
I hope there's no CG and it's all made with real giant blocks
OfficialJab on Feb 27, 2014
I hope it's similar to this, which really captures the spirit of multi-player Minecraft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX13y9TFZDw
CoosCoos on Feb 27, 2014
Minecraft is so damn overrated. Oh yeah a movie just for fans to wet their pants about. And in live action also!? Insanity is ruling Hollywood these days along with running out of ideas.
Damon King on Feb 27, 2014
Gosh the creator must be so filthy rich by now.
DAVIDPD on Feb 27, 2014
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