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Warner Bros. working on Minecraft movie

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Mar 2014 0:01 User comments (16)

Warner Bros. working on Minecraft movie Warner Bros. Pictures is working on a movie based on Mojang's hit game 'Minecraft.'
"Someone is trying leak the fact that we're working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie," tweeted Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson. "I wanted to be the leak!"

When asked for more detail, Persson joked: "It's for real. I think every part of that tweet was real, including me wanting to be the one to spill the news about a potential movie. Also, I [am] very well aware that this might be Minecraft jumping the shark, but how often do you get to be part of making a movie?""

Warner acquired the rights from Mojang earlier this year, and the live-action film will have Roy Lee and Jill Messick as producers. Lee just produced the hit "The Lego Movie."


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16 user comments

11.3.2014 4:03

Give me a break!


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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21.3.2014 8:49

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Give me a break!
I'm with you there. I have never seen the fuss over this stupid game. The graphics are something out of the 80's. At least my 9 and 10 yr olds like it.... After you add a couple of mods to play with.

31.3.2014 11:16

Well, I haven't messed about with Minecraft, but I DO know the game is basically Legos-with-monsters. If you can't see the fun in that, you're just terminally old.

Furthermore, judging by graphics is pretty silly. One of the deepest games ever made, Dwarf Fortress, quite intentionally has "80s" graphics". It's pretty notoriously difficult, as well.

41.3.2014 14:01

A youtuber was trying to raise money to make his own minecraft film. Not sure what happened with it. Called Birth of Man or something along those lines.

51.3.2014 14:17

Originally posted by Bozobub:
Well, I haven't messed about with Minecraft, but I DO know the game is basically Legos-with-monsters. If you can't see the fun in that, you're just terminally old.

Furthermore, judging by graphics is pretty silly. One of the deepest games ever made, Dwarf Fortress, quite intentionally has "80s" graphics". It's pretty notoriously difficult, as well.
Actually, the idea for minecraft was based on dwarf fortress. anywho, the graphics are meant to be cheesy, the basic version of the game was created in just a few weeks using only java. It's pretty fun if you mostly play online, but I do think a movie would be silly, because there's not really a "story" to the game.

62.3.2014 2:01

I hear Minecraft is a great game if you're into it. And it'll play on almost anything right? But I can't see it as a movie myself. Is there some expression for stupid almost random tie-in movie just to make cash? Artistic integrity... what's that? Those graphics would do my head in after an hour if I wasn't directly interacting with them. Crikey, we're going to the Lego film because we have a 4 y.o. isn't that enough? At least I hear that's witty.


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72.3.2014 9:13

Didn't you see the previous story about 100 million paid Minecraft users, and that's not including the ones using the free version, the 10 million on Xbox, 10 million on Pocket Edition (mobile), and even l million on the recently released PS3 version? I'd say that's plenty of interest for a movie. I went to MineCon 2013 (the Minecraft convention) with my two sons, and it got me hooked when I was previously uninterested. No pun intended, but they put on a top "notch" show and I suspect that the Movie will likely be a relative success. I was blown away by the convention.

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82.3.2014 10:24

Fair enough.

How old are your boys btw?


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92.3.2014 11:03

I'm with Jemborg here. I have absolutely nothing against the game and I DO recognize that, no matter what they put out in a movie, it'll likely be popular enough to be at least a middling success, it's going to be very difficult to write the overarching narrative that a movie would require.

That said, however, I guess many of the mods DO include ideas for said narrative. Hell, even the guy walking to the "end of the Minecraft world" (where the land-generating algorithm starts to break down) could be the kernel for a story. SO maybe (just maybe) it won't be eye-meltingly bad. I wouldn't, however, bet $0.05 on that.

Just as long as they don't get Uwe Boll to do it, there's a chance - lol...

102.3.2014 12:34

Oh no, not Uwe Boll! Yikes!


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112.3.2014 17:49

Actually if the source material has no story or narrative then it is the perfect movie for uwe boll.

122.3.2014 22:35

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Fair enough.

How old are your boys btw?
11 & 13.

Anyone notice what the #1 movie in America was for 3 weeks in a row? The Lego Movie. What "overarching narrative" could possibly be written about a building block world that could fill a whole movie...y'know...like a Lego movie?

133.3.2014 0:49

I gather the Lego movie satirises pop characters in part, I suppose the Minecraft movie might do that too.


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144.3.2014 16:08

Right. EVERYTHING that works in the Lego movie works here. It's a no brainer. They shoulda done a World of Warcraft movie when it used to be a hot property.


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

154.3.2014 22:15

Originally posted by dEwMe:
Right. EVERYTHING that works in the Lego movie works here. It's a no brainer. They shoulda done a World of Warcraft movie when it used to be a hot property.

They did -- it was called Lord of the Rings. :D

165.3.2014 0:28

Originally posted by GernBlan:
Originally posted by dEwMe:
Right. EVERYTHING that works in the Lego movie works here. It's a no brainer. They shoulda done a World of Warcraft movie when it used to be a hot property.

They did -- it was called Lord of the Rings. :D
Your right. :D

I guess the argument forwarded here is, "if it's popular it should be made into a movie... regardless".

For instance, you might think people have had a gutful of vampires about now. Nope... the first of the Vampire Academy books has made into a flick with FOUR more to come. By all reports it's pretty "meh" and that's having the story already written for you!

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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