Warner Bros. has tapped Peter Sollett to direct the big-screen adaptation of Minecraft, Variety experiences. Sollett is thought for movies just like the essential hit Raising Victor Vargas, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and Freeheld.
The adaptation has been within the works since WB acquired the film rights to the favored recreation in 2014. Various administrators have been in talks at totally different factors, together with Shawn Levy and Rob McElhenney. Each had a special concept for the movie, from a Goonies-style journey to one thing extra off-the-wall. Steve Carell was additionally stated to be in talks to star as effectively.
Mojang, the studio behind Minecraft, is listed as considered one of a number of producers on the movie, and has been closely concerned within the story route. Mojang COO Vu Bui stated in 2015 that the corporate did not need this to be seen because the definitive Minecraft story, as a result of the constructing recreation is all about making your personal. “We don’t want any story that we make, whether it’s a movie or a book, to create some sort of ‘this is the official Minecraft, this is how you play the game’ thing,” Bui stated. “That would discourage all of the gamers who do not play in that method. When developing with a narrative [for the movie], we wish to be certain it’s only a story inside Minecraft, versus the story inside Minecraft.”
This adaptation will comply with a teenage woman and her associates as they try to save lots of the blocky Overworld from the Ender Dragon.
Minecraft at present boasts 91 million monthly active players, which even tops the success of Fortnite. It has already spawned quite a lot of variations and licensing, from books and collectibles to Telltale’s Minecraft Story Mode.