Minecraft movie rights acquired by Warner Bros

Warner Bros has acquired the rights to a Minecraft movie adaptation. Lego Movie producer Roy Lee is reportedly attached to the project.

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Minecraft has turned into something of a sensation, and Hollywood seems to have taken notice. Warner Bros has reportedly acquired the rights to a film adaptation.

Deadline first reported on the deal, and Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson confirmed it with a tweet. According to the report, Roy Lee (producer for The Lego Movie) is attached to produce this block-based adaptation as well. Jill Messick (Mean Girls) is said to be producing in some capacity too. Minecraft may not have much of a plot, but then neither does Lego and that movie still worked out pretty well.

It's important to note that acquiring the film rights is only the first step to active production, and even movies that are fast-tracked tend to take a couple of years to complete, and can still be cancelled. This is just the start of the process, so it may be some time before we actually see Creepers on the silver screen.

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    February 28, 2014 6:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Minecraft movie rights acquired by Warner Bros.

    Warner Bros has acquired the rights to a Minecraft movie adaptation. Lego Movie producer Roy Lee is reportedly attached to the project.

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      February 28, 2014 6:35 AM

      I want to laugh, but then again a nebulous "lego" movie seems just as silly in theory.

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      February 28, 2014 6:56 AM

      Minecraft Steve is the lone post-apocalypse survivor of a race of supermen who could punch trees with their fists to make tools. With this and other magical abilities, he conquered the hellish landscape to make cakes and cookies. The end.

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        February 28, 2014 7:00 AM

        lol yah I dunno how they are going to make this into a movie... but I'm sure kids will like it anyway.

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          February 28, 2014 7:23 AM

          The Lego Movie was pretty awesome. This could work as one too.

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          February 28, 2014 7:52 AM

          it doesn't even need to be a good movie, kids will still badger their parents to go and see it

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      February 28, 2014 7:33 AM

      it's a stupid base for a movie but I'm sure kids will eat it up

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      February 28, 2014 7:34 AM

      WB did The LEGO Movie. A Minecraft movie could actually be cool.

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      February 28, 2014 8:14 AM

      Who would voice "Steve"? I vote Steve Carell.

      *punches tree* OH GOD!
      *punches tree* OWW
      *punches tree* WHY!!

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      February 28, 2014 1:29 PM

      I just don't' see how this could translate to a movie.... I don't know, it would take a lot of creativity.