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Minecraft Movie Rights Acquired by Warner Bros

/ Mar 3rd, 2014 No Comments

Minecraft Movie

Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the rights to create a Minecraft movie, Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson announced via Twitter. Persson confirmed the news to Polygon.

Production on the film is expected to move forward rapidly. Persson and the development team at Mojang are working closely with Warner Bros. to create the film.

Potential writers and directors are already expressing interest in bringing the world of Minecraft to life on the big screen. Roy Lee, the producer behind The Lego Movie, and his company Vertigo Entertainment.

Minecraft released in 2011 and has since reached more than 100 million users on every platform imaginable. Of the more than 100 million users, 14.3 million of them are paid accounts.

A version of Minecraft for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PS Vita is expected to release sometime soon.

Quick Take

Following the success of The Lego Movie both critically and commercially, a Minecraft movie makes sense. With a large fanbase, the Minecraft movie is sure to be popular.

  

Ryan Bloom

Ryan Bloom

Chief Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ryan Bloom is a writer and avid gamer from Orange County. He received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton in 2010. Follow him on Twitter @BloomsTweets.
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