Roy Lee Develops Minecraft Movie

Mojang to become movie moguls?

A tweet from Minecraft publisher Markus Persson was posted mere moments before  Deadline posted announcing that LEGO MOVIE producer Roy Lee was developing Minecraft into a feature film via his Vertigo Entertainment production company.

The web became abuzz today as word began spreading from Twitter to Facebook and gaming forums across the Web.

Still raking in box office success ($188 mil. to date) from The Lego Movie, Warner Bros. may be looking to go for a two-fer and possibly use Lego's formula to create another block-building world. Only this time, the world is digital.

Currently, no writer has been named and it's far too soon to see any name talent attached for voices or even real life appearances. A plot concept has not even been mentioned.

The tremendously popular Minecraft (over 100 million users to date) having such an open world and universal appeal means that there are few if any limits on what the film could be about.

This is all very recent with only Persson's tweet so far to confirm Deadline's story. But, likely more and more details will be forthcoming as the deal is finalized and the concept moves into preproduction.


Amazon, Pirate and Gator 'Rassler who once terrorized the seas aboard her frigate The Crimson Widow. Now, sailing the stars in Star Wars: The Old Republic, swinging a massive warhammer in Guild Wars 2, or slinging a S.A.W. in Defiance. Eagerly awaiting Legends of Pirates Online and Sea of Thieves to once again hoist her colours high.

Published Feb. 28th 2014
  • Federico Senence
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    My son loved the Lego Movie and is super excited at the thought of a Minecraft movie.
  • Capt. Eliza Creststeel
    - As were my two boys. Hopefully it follows in Lego's footsteps.
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