Warner Bros making Minecraft movie

Written by David Hing

February 28, 2014 // 8:54 a.m.

Tags: #film #markus-persson #minecraft #mojang #notch #warner-brothers

A film based on hugely successful creative and survival sandbox game Minecraft is currently in development with Warner Brothers.

Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson broke the news on Twitter and then confirmed the story with several outlets.

'Someone is trying to leak the fact that we're working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Move. I wanted to be the leak!' said Persson.

According to Deadline, the film will be live action and has Messick and Roy Lee attached as producers. Lee was recently a producer on The Lego Movie, which seems like a good fit considering the similarities between the two properties.

No further details on who is working on the film have been revealed at the moment.

At the beginning of this month, a Minecraft fan film that was trying to find its footing on Kickstarter was shut down by developer Mojang.

Released to the world in alpha form in 2009 with an official release in 2011, Minecraft has grown to be a gaming phenomenon and hit the 100 million registered users milestone earlier this week.

While this is the total of free accounts with Mojang, this filters down to 14 million copies on PC and Mac, 10 million Xbox 360 copies, 10 million Pocket Edition versions and 1 million of the most recently launched Playstation 3 version.

In the world of video game-to-film transitions, the Need for Speed film featuring Aaron Paul is scheduled to release next month.

'The Independent Guide to Minecraft' magbook features tips, tricks and strategies for both beginners and advanced users of Minecraft, covering all platforms, and is available now.
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