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The Folks Behind 'The Lego Movie' Are Now Bringing 'Minecraft' To The Big Screen

The Playlist By Cain Rodriguez | The Playlist February 28, 2014 at 9:45AM

The universal truth of all video game adaptations is that they usually end up bad. This grand tradition of failure started with 1993’s abysmal “Super Mario Bros” and will see it’s latest entry hit theaters next month in the form of the Aaron Paul-starring “Need For Speed.” No doubt emboldened by their bonafide hit “The Lego Movie,” Warner Bros will be the next studio to take a crack at converting gamers into theatergoers with an adaptation of the similarly youth-skewing “Minecraft.”
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The somewhat universal truth of all video game adaptations is that they usually end up bad. This grand tradition of failure started with 1993’s abysmal “Super Mario Bros” and will see it’s latest entry hit theaters next month in the form of the Aaron Paul-starring “Need For Speed.” No doubt emboldened by their bonafide hit “The Lego Movie,” Warner Bros will be the next studio to take a crack at converting gamers into theatergoers with an adaptation of the similarly youth-skewing “Minecraft.”

Deadline reports the studio has acquired the rights to the indie blockbuster game with “The Lego Movie” producer Roy Lee behind the project alongside Jill Messick (“Hot Rod” and “Mean Girls”). Despite Lee’s involvement, the sandbox — or “open world” — game is being eyed as a live-action affair.

Though we’re still in the early days of the project, the studio has apparently garnered “huge interest from writers and filmmakers” already. “Minecraft” is a game that leaves a lot of leeway for players to play in the way they prefer with no semblance of an overarching plot, so whomever ends up being tapped to write the film has a tough job ahead. In the meantime, let us know if you’ve played the game below — over 35 million copies have been sold — and whether you’d be interested in seeing a live-action take on the blocky world of “Minecraft.”

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