Minecraft movie in the works at Warner Bros
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.
Someone is trying leak the fact that we're working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie. I wanted to be the leak!
— Markus Persson (@notch) February 27, 2014
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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