The creator of Minecraft, Markus "Notch" Persson, just broke some big news on Twitter: Warner Bros. has plans to make a feature film based on the game. Deadline has more details, reporting that the studio has acquired the film rights from developer Mojang AB with The Lego Movie producer Roy Lee overseeing the project. The financial details of the arrangement weren't disclosed, but the move makes sense for Warner Bros., which has seen The Lego Movie do incredibly well at the box office (we thought it was rather spectacular ourselves). Of course, a popular property isn't enough to guarantee success on its own — plenty of ill-fated reboots and game adaptations have proven that — but Minecraft provides a clean slate from a story perspective that will give the right filmmakers plenty of room to tell whatever tale they choose to. Whether that combination will come together, however, still remains to be seen. In the meantime you can check out 2 Player Productions' documentary on the creation of the game right here.
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