Warner Bros. Developing 'Minecraft' Movie

Posted 9:29 PM February 28th, 2014 by Binh Ngo

Minecraft, the popular video game in which players explore a pre-generated world and interact with it by placing and removing cubes, is getting the big screen treatment, courtesy of the people who brought us The Lego Movie.

According to Deadline, Warner Bros. has acquired the features rights to Minecraft for Roy Lee and Jill Messick to produce. Apparently, the movie adaptation is getting "huge interest" from writers and directors.

From the available information, it sounds like work have not even begun on the movie yet, so the next step is to take pitches from writers. The finished product is probably still three to four years away at the soonest.

Grossing nearly $280 million worldwide and still going strong, The Lego Movie has become a huge hit for WB. Obviously, the studio is hoping Minecraft could bring in similar returns.

Minecraft is created by Markus Persson, aka Notch, and the game has recently surpassed 100 million register users.

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