Report: Minecraft movie finds its builder

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October 17th, 2014
Report: Minecraft movie finds its builder
Deadline reports that Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy is in talks with Warner Bros. to help develop the feature film based on Mojang's $2.5 billion giant, Minecraft.

With production helmed by the same producer behind the popular LEGO Movie, Roy Lee, the Minecraft property offers Warner Bros. both quality brand recognition and a canvas free of strict narrative. Levy has a proclivity for shaping high concepts into "hit films," such as his work on Real Steel and the Night at the Museum series, Deadline notes.

Language in the report is unclear, but it seems to indicate Levy would also act as director for the project, beyond helping shape the film: "Warner Bros is in talks with Shawn Levy to develop to direct Minecraft."

Warner Bros. acquired the film rights to Minecraft in February 2014.
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