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Video Game Sensation ‘Minecraft’ Coming To The Big Screen As Warner Bros Acquires Rights

Minecraft, one of the hottest video game franchises in the market today, is going to be made into a major motion picture. Warner Bros. just acquired the rights to the wildly popular game from Swedish indie developer Mojang AB (mojang means “gadget” in Swedish). The property already is getting huge interest from writers and filmmakers as Warners is putting together a live-action version. Roy Lee, who produced the megahit The Lego Movie with Dan Lin and has launched a franchise for Warner Bros, is handling Minecraft for the studio via his Vertigo Entertainment along with Jill Messick (Mean Girls and Mean Moms) who will also produce in some capacity, studio sources said. Jon Berg is the executive in charge at the studio. CAA brokered the deal for the film rights. (Culture, Minecraft, Mojang)

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TristanP_ObViews  +   640d ago
If I made a list of games that shouldn't be made into movies Minecraft would be up there with Tetris.
Pogmathoin  +   639d ago
Hope its not in 3D!
Bodge  +   640d ago
NegativeCreepWA  +   640d ago
What the???

Checks calender, yup still have a month until April.
SlapHappyJesus  +   640d ago
What even . . . ?
webeblazing  +   640d ago
how you make a movie based off of minecraft lol. seriously what would be the plot. this further prove Hollywood has too much money and they are running out of ideas.

slap its legos they made games. all they have to do is make a movie based off the games they made. i can see how that would be good for kids. my nieces and nephews love their games, but minecraft??? no, i love the game but how. this spells cash grab. it dominated every outlet now let see if it work on movies. CASH GRAB!!!
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SlapHappyJesus  +   639d ago
Let's sell it on the name alone . . .
Then agin, the Lego movie seemed to do well. Then again, they were able to draw from so many different brands with that.
I guess we will see what they do with it. Wouldn't be surprised if they do try and pull another 'Lego Movie' and just try to sell it on name and the aesthetic.
Wni0  +   640d ago
"Like the Lego movie but with cubes."

"Phil, youre a genius..."


webeblazing  +   640d ago
but digg dis it has zombies. and in the morning the burn like vampires wooooooow!!!
zippycup  +   640d ago
im hoping its or maybe or or dam i am at a los for words i just dont see how this can be made into a live action movie unles its just some people stranded on some iland triying to survive
ironfist92  +   640d ago
Of all the flippin video games to turn into a film...
Geekman  +   640d ago
Time to start dropping some F-Bombs. Ya'll might wanna move out the way...
nfl  +   639d ago
running out of ideas???
sponge bob would blend in nicely.

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