Live Action MINECRAFT: THE MOVIE Is In The Works

Live Action MINECRAFT: THE MOVIE Is In The Works

Don't act surprised, it was going to happen sooner or later! Markus Persson's smash hit, Minecraft, is on its way to the big screen courtesy of Warner Bros. and The LEGO Movie producers Roy Lee and Jill Messick. Read on for more.

The smash hit indie game Minecraft is coming to the big screen! Warner Bros. today announced that they will be overseeing the production of the film adaptation of the 16 bit wonder. According to Deadline The Lego Movie's Roy Lee and Jill Messick will be producing the film.

Last month a Kickstarter founded fan film based on the game was pulled by the creators, now evidently due to WB's involvement. The game recently became the third most successful PC game, passing 100 million registered users.

For anyone unfamiliar with the game, Minecraft is an open world/sandbox game made entirely from 16 bit blocks. The player has complete control over how they shape the word, building or destroying. What so you think? Will a LIVE ACTION Minecraft film work? Or will it fall off the wayside like all other video game/film adaptations? Sign off your thoughts below?

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Pasto - 2/27/2014, 2:51 PM
ALegendaryPanda - 2/27/2014, 3:01 PM
Well, I can't say I didn't see this coming.
staypuffed - 2/27/2014, 3:03 PM
I guess The Lego Movie has inspired more of these sorts of projects. Good luck, WB.
Emblemmaniac - 2/27/2014, 3:04 PM
It is sad when a Minecraftmovie is going to be made before Legend of Zelda or Metroid movie
DEATHbyEXILE - 2/27/2014, 3:09 PM
Reaction GIF: okay, Dana Scully, Gillian Anderson, The X-Files
Pasto - 2/27/2014, 3:20 PM
You should go to hell one of these days. And consider staying there to.
JoshuaDBr - 2/27/2014, 3:21 PM
I should have known that it was about time for this. Anyway, I'm predicting that this movie will be a hit.
CommanderShepard - 2/27/2014, 3:24 PM
Minecraft? I have no idea what this is..
Desrow - 2/27/2014, 3:28 PM
WB announces Minecraft movie... and still nothing about The Flash, Wonder Woman or other DC properties

blackandyellow - 2/27/2014, 3:29 PM
WTF is minecraft?
DEATHbyEXILE - 2/27/2014, 3:30 PM
GuardianAngel - 2/27/2014, 3:34 PM

Len - 2/27/2014, 3:35 PM
If the antagonist isn't Herobrine, I'm boycotting.

I'm going to hold back on judging this. Because I thought The Lego Movie was a stupid idea and look how that turned out.
McNyagano - 2/27/2014, 3:36 PM
The [frick] is Minecraft? o_O
Emblemmaniac - 2/27/2014, 3:44 PM
To you that don't know what Minecraft is. Minecraft is a game that you are an explorer that goes around in a blockwize map and explore to find mineral, and build things with blocks and you can practicly build anything.
(Sorry if my english is bad but english is not my first laungish)
GageHarts - 2/27/2014, 3:44 PM
You were a victim of griefing if you hate Minecraft. So many countless hours of fun.
MightyZeus - 2/27/2014, 3:48 PM
Why is this happening? Why!!!???

SuperShowdown - 2/27/2014, 3:51 PM
Live action? I could go for an animated Minecraft movie, but live action would look really awkward and the characters would look out of place. Something along the lines of The Lego Movie (with a tad more humor) could work, but please please please animated.
DrunkenNukem - 2/27/2014, 3:52 PM
And is in this website because????? many comics of minecraft are out there??...

Is this gamespot??
TheAmericanPatriot - 2/27/2014, 3:53 PM
Minecraft has more name and recognition then any DC superhero outside of Batman and Superman. There is no way in hell WB is going to green-light a movie about Hawkman over a sensation like Minecraft. I see a cheap Lego Movie clone in the future though about Creativity over following the the rules and sh*t.
Emblemmaniac - 2/27/2014, 3:54 PM
@DukeNukem, i would not be suprised if their are some comics of this game, since it its riddicolus amount of fans etc (you know cash on the property as much as possible)
Pasto - 2/27/2014, 4:01 PM
maninfinesuit - 2/27/2014, 4:05 PM
Miles Teller cast as Herobrine. Hollywood white washing allegations ensue.
NightForce - 2/27/2014, 4:06 PM
How the hell will this even work?
WakandaKing - 2/27/2014, 4:07 PM
I mean minecraft doesn't really have a storyline, its just building, destroying and running around, no point in making a film, kind of like how angry birds is making a film.
SigmaCenturion - 2/27/2014, 4:13 PM
Why does this need to be made?
revloveR - 2/27/2014, 4:14 PM
@desrow, you cannot make this shit up. it really is incredible.
SuperDude001 - 2/27/2014, 4:24 PM
I'm totally in support of this. I originally wanted to make a fan poster based on the Yogscast Minecraft videos, with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in the main roles.
It could totally work. Perhaps I watch too much of just Yogscast, but they way I see it is make it a story about villagers or something whose career is in mininh and involve a tale with the Enderdragons and such, with a live-action style similar to the Hobbit but with a light comedy tone (e.g. mixing the Lego Movie with something like Edgar Wright's work).
Jtneagle - 2/27/2014, 4:38 PM
A live action Minecraft movie is EXACTLY what i've been wanting! I've drawn alot of concept art in the past on what I think the CGI creatures should look like, and I hope they pick something close to it! Just imagine CG Creepers, Enderman, Skeletons, etc. Zombies will probably be real actors, but I just can't wait! I hope it's from the cycle of beginning when you spawn, to the end when you defeat the dragon. This movie will rock the box office. I say it has the potential to beat the LEGO movie.
patrat18 - 2/27/2014, 4:39 PM
The Lego movie is bringing these guys hope.
HulkOnion - 2/27/2014, 5:00 PM
minecraft is great for passing time. not joking.

by theway the lego movie worked why cant this? it can be animated. itll be fun.
DCwanabe - 2/27/2014, 5:00 PM
Tower of pimps the movie

That's what the movie needs to be about, cuz nothing they do will beat achievement hunters videos.
JediPhilosopher - 2/27/2014, 5:05 PM
MisterNiceGuy - 2/27/2014, 5:18 PM
this game is god awful, why on earth would they make a movie?
MisterNiceGuy - 2/27/2014, 5:19 PM
I agree with MNF, this game is worse than call of duty. which I didn't even think was possible
Facade - 2/27/2014, 5:28 PM
My kid will love this.
thwpsnkt314 - 2/27/2014, 5:29 PM
WHY?!?! Minecraft is [frick]ing horrible. I utterly despise this game. The last thing I wanna see is a thousand commercials a day for this, let alone the actual movie.
mgeoff88 - 2/27/2014, 5:41 PM
OMG... what's next??? Second Life being adapted into a movie?
MisterHolmes - 2/27/2014, 6:51 PM
first the lego movie now this. ugh
ALmazing - 2/27/2014, 7:04 PM
The Lego movie was really cool but Minecraft? I guess they figured it can be made on cheap side and still get a big profit like they did with Lego.
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