After building a massive success in the form of ‘The Lego Movie’, Warner Bros. has added an extremely popular video game to their toy box. The studio has recently acquired the film rights to ‘Minecraft’, one of the most popular video games in recent history. From Swedish indie game developer Mojang AB, the beta version of ‘Minecraft’ first hit the scene in 2009 and was officially released in 2011. The game features an open world style that allows players to roam freely and build practically anything out of textured cubes. There are also multiple modes that involve fighting for survival or just creating the environment around them.
‘The Lego Movie’ has grossed around $279.5 million to date, so it’s no surprise that WB is looking to replicate that success with another world-building franchise. They’re even bringing in some people involved in the Phil Lord and Chris Miller film to try to guide this new project down the same path as Emmet and his buddies. Co-producer Roy Lee as been brought on to produce ‘Minecraft’ along with ‘She’s All That’ and ‘Mean Girls’ producer Jill Messick.
No further details have been released at this time, but apparently WB is looking to take the live action route with ‘Minecraft’. It would be a little weird to not see the name associated with the signature block look, which could be easily adapted into an animated feature, but we’ll save the judgment until some concrete news comes out about the movie. However, the themes of “the only limit is your imagination” and “this adventure is up to you” are some great starting points for the script.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the game, here’s the trailer:
‘Minecraft’ fans, what do you think about Warner Bros. adapting the game into the movie? Do you have any ideas about what the story could be? And how do you feel about it being live action? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section.