Report: WB Picks Up The Rights To Make A Minecraft Movie
Hit indie game Minecraft will possibly get a live-action big screen adaptation, according to Deadline. Additionally, The Lego Movie’s producer Roy Lee is involved with the project.
When reached for comment, Mojang founder and Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson was able to confirm that talks with WB were real. "I've personally mostly stayed out of it, but I do know we've been talking to WB about making a movie," Persson told Game Informer. "Negotiations have been going on for a while, but I have no idea what the status of those negotiations are, or how likely the movie is to happen."
Yesterday, Persson revealed that the original, PC version of Minecraft had crossed the 100 million user threshold. The title also continues to appear on the monthly NPD top ten best selling games list, though not consistently.
Given the recent success of The Lego Movie, I can definitely see Minecraft being entertaining. Though, it does seem odd that they would opt to do a live-action production, instead of an animated film using a similar style as the game's visuals.