Live-action Minecraft Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.
The Lego Movie has been such an unbelievable hit for Warner Bros., it seems the studio is now looking toward another popular gaming franchise – Minecraft. With 100 million registered Minecraft users on PC and 10 million copies sold on Xbox 360, there is already quite the established fan base – though I'm not quite sure how a Minecraft movie would even work.
Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the game and has apparently already received "huge interest from writers and filmmakers," with Warner Bros. planning on making it a live-action film. Yes, you read that right – a live-action Minecraft movie. Do Warner Bros. or any of the interested writers and filmmakers actually understand the appeal of Minecraft?
In any case, Minecraft's creator Markus "Notch" Persson confirmed the news on Twitter, so yeah...I guess this is happening. That being said, just because there's interest now, doesn't mean a movie will ever come to fruition. At least, one can hope.
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