“Minecraft” Heading to the Big Screen

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I will be the first to admit I don’t care for playing “Minecraft.” I know, I know, how is that possible? I don’t know but It has never grasped me. However, even if I did like the game, I would still be wary of film adaptation. Regardless, Warner Bros. has acquired the film rights to the game for a live action adaptation.

“Minecraft” has sold over 35 million copies across platforms such as Xbox 360 and iOS devices since being introduced in 2009. And that’s on top of the 14 million units sold for PC. It was created by Swedish programmer Markus Persson, who first tweeted the news, and published by Mojang.

The world-creation game will make its way to the big screen using a similar path of The Lego Movie‘s development in the sense that an approach and story will have to be created by a moviemaker since the world of the game has no real narrative except one ventured by the players.

Jon Berg will oversee the movie for the studio. CAA reps “Minecraft” and brokered the movie deal.

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