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Warner Bros. is Building a Minecraft Movie! Yay?

28 Feb

Good evening to all who may be reading this blog, time for me to deliver the final bit of late film news and this one came as a surprise as it came straight out of nowhere. The following info comes from superherohype:

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Following the continued success of the studio’s The LEGO Movie, Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures is looking at developing the hit video game Minecraft into a feature film. The LEGO Movie producer Roy Lee is attached to develop the property.

Minecraft, which just passed 100 million registered users, is officially described as follows:

Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things.

It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea.

Minecraft creator and game designer Markus Persson confirmed the news on Twitter:

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So, Warner Bros. are gonna attempt to make a Minecraft film… Why? And more importantly how? I feel like this is being done because of the success of The Lego Movie, however that is a different kettle of fish altogether, Lego is nostalgia and transcends generations of kids and adults in its various toys, films, TV shows and video games, whereas Minecraft, while it has a pretty big gaming fanbase, doesn’t exactly have that same amount of love or necessary material to make a film adaptation mandatory.

Now I am all for video game adaptations or adaptations for anything if there is good source material to work from, but believe me when I tell you, there is no reason for this film to be made. I’ve played Minecraft just like millions of other gamers and they will all tell you the same thing, that there is no story. All you do in the came in dig, kill and create, the game is very relaxing and you can do a lot of crazy and unbelievable things where you have a lot of spare time, it really is just a time-waster. To try and make a film of a game like this just sounds absurd to me. Granted the game has endless amounts of adventure and exploring and I assume that will be one of the key aspects that this new film will try to emphasize, however I don’t know what kind of story the writers will materialize as there isn’t much to go by in terms of plot to begin with.

So to conclude, I’ll be watch the developments of this film from afar, however I can’t say I am excited for it and I don’t know many fans of the game are interested either, but hey it’s happening, so we might as well get used to it.

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Posted by on February 28, 2014 in Films, Media, Video Games

 

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One response to “Warner Bros. is Building a Minecraft Movie! Yay?

  1. Tim The Film Guy

    March 3, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    After the Lego Movie, i’ll give it a shot. Still not sure how well it will do though 😀

     

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