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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.

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TristanP_ObViews881d ago

If I made a list of games that shouldn't be made into movies Minecraft would be up there with Tetris.

NegativeCreepWA881d ago

What the???

Checks calender, yup still have a month until April.

webeblazing881d ago (Edited 881d 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!!!

SlapHappyJesus881d 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.

Wni0881d ago

"Like the Lego movie but with cubes."

"Phil, youre a genius..."

"Groundbreaking."

"Edgy."

webeblazing881d ago

but digg dis it has zombies. and in the morning the burn like vampires wooooooow!!!

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