Minecraft, the sandbox construction video game that allows players to create their own avatars and drop them into a world filled with nocturnal monsters, is going to be adapted into a film. Warner Bros. acquired the rights in February after the studio’s huge success with The Lego Movie, which raked in $486 million in global box office. Warner Bros. is going with the same producer Roy Lee, and is in talks with director Shawn Levy, who’s best known for his films This Is Where I Leave You, The Internship, and the Night at the Museum films.
“Minecraft provides a brand name and a blank canvas on which to launch a multiple audience quadrant film franchise. The Xbox version of the game has already sold well over 10 million copies,” reported Deadline. P.S. Three more LEGO movies will hit theaters in the next four years.