Minecraft movie in the works at Warner Bros

News Aaron Birch 28 Feb 2014 - 06:06

It's official, Minecraft is heading to the silver screen thanks to a collaboration between Mojang and Warner Bros...

Minecraft creator, Marcus 'Notch' Persson confirmed via Twitter that the Minecraft movie is actually happening, and is being produced with Warner Bros.

After the Tweet, Persson further solidified the news with an email to Polygon, stating that "It's for real. I think every part of that tweet was real, including me wanting to be the one to spill the news about a potential movie."

The film, which is, apparently, to be to be live action, is being produced by Roy Lee (The LEGO Movie) and Jill Messick. It also reveals why Mojang was so keen to stop the recent Kickstarter Minecraft movie project.

It's very early days, so we'll have to wait a while before we see exactly what format a live action Minecraft movie will take, but it's certainly intriguing, even if a CG film would make far more sense given the subject matter.

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please let the guys from element animation be involved. Even for the villager voices.

There's a wealth of minecraft stuff on youtube which me and my kids watch on a regular basis (even if some of it is a bit sweary!!). I love minecraft because my kids love it but I'm baffled as to why live action unless it's going to be a TRON style minecraft !?!

A while ago I would have thought this was a terrible idea, but the Lego movie's success has silenced those doubts.
It'll be interesting to see where this goes. I do love Minecraft.

Hmmmm... Could be the next LEGO Movie.

I've been following Brandon J Laatsch (he's the guy at the heart of the Kickstater campaign) for a couple of years now, and his idea seemed on the money, so much so it seems, the big boys wanted the action, so...they took it. OK so maybe Mojang had some say in this, but I bet when the $$$$ were put in front of him he decided that Hollywood versus a Youtube creator was going to be the big earner, and fair play to him if that's what he wants.

Brandon's premise that most game moves are frankly awful because they don't show what the gamer wants to see, so he was going to create that look and feel (he's a gamer and VFX film maker, etc). A lot of people thought it odd that his funding appeal was pulled so quickly and for reasons that seemed to be a simple as 'not agreed creative rights with Mojang' but it seems it was more complicated and it looks like the big fish just ate the little fish.

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