Minecraft - The Movie Might Star Steve Carell
Steve Carell is in talks to star in the Minecraft movie.
Because Hollywood still wants to try to make a good movie based on a video game - fingers crossed for December's Assassin's Creed - a whole host of properties are currently in development. One of those is a movie based on Minecraft, the video game equivalent of playing with LEGO bricks.
That might not sound like it lends itself well to a film, but it does allow the filmmakers to get creative with the story and essentially use the Minecraft world and idea and create a feature film around that. After all, when LEGO did that, it turned out really well. Reportedly, the first version of the script was Goonies-like, but Minecraft developer Mojang nixed that idea.
At present, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator Rob McElhenney is set to direct the movie, which will be based on a script written by him and Jason Fuchs. We have also learned that Steve Carell is in talks to play the lead - although he is not yet confirmed to do so. Minecraft: The Movie is scheduled to be released on May 24, 2019, and will be shown in both 3D and IMAX, because gimmicks are cool.
That last name sounds familiar.
Is it the long-lost brother of Fred??
I mean, if TellTale can make an episodic story out of Minecraft, anything's possible
I honestly can't see this working, whatever was the central point Minecraft had to get across was done already by the Lego(tm) movie. I mean, the kids will buy anything, I'm worried about the parents that will have to tag along.
Oh good, now I have more reason to not see this.
Aw can't they just make a film of the Fallen Kingdom series? That was a wonderful Minecraft storyline that really expressed the world's potential.. plus they just finished it, too. I think.
Well no truth be I guess it'd only spoil it to base on it thus but still something in a similar vein'd be wonderful >.>
I was skeptical about the Lego movie to the point of refusing to see it. Eventually I did though, and love the thing. Perfection. I still think this is a cash-in on the name only, and I'll be amazed if they can do something great with it. They should've just had Telltale games do Minecraft Storymode as a movie.