Warner Brothers Gearing Up for Minecraft Movie

After the success of The Lego Movie, the head of Mojang has announced that a Minecraft movie is in the works:

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

— Markus Persson (@notch) February 27, 2014

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past several years, Minecraft is a sandbox game where you mine and craft stuff out of the materials. Simple concept with endless executions. Various bloodthirsty creatures come out at night, including creepers who have a tendency to explode next to one’s abode. One can farm, domesticate animals, go spelunking, build minecarts for no reason, build enormous structures, build portals to a hellish dimension called The Nether, and the list goes on and on. It’s highly-modifiable, has a huge multiplayer base, and its auto-generated landscapes make the world theoretically larger than the Earth’s surface. You’re given limitless possibilities to do whatever the heck you want — just don’t lose your diamond armor and enchanted sword in a lava pit.

It appears that The Lego Movie‘s producer will oversee the project. Unfortunately the flick has not been greenlit yet, but given Lego‘s success and Warner Brothers’ involvement this may very well become reality.

“How the heck can they turn Minecraft into a movie” you ask? Let’s go ask The Lego Group.