Hollywood is a weird beast. Nobody expected the LEGO Movie to be as good as it was, but then the film industry caved in on itself when it released The Angry Birds Movie five years after The Angry Birds stopped being relevant.
There are also plans for an Uncharted movie, while an Assassin’s Creed movie is on the way. That game’s publisher, Ubisoft, is actually in talks with Netflix to get more shows and movies off the ground. Anything to balance out the network’s contract with Adam Sandler.
Also in the works is a Minecraft movie, which could maybe work, but no one seems to know anything about it outside of who might be directing it, and who might be starring in it.
As it stands, The Minecraft Movie from Warner Bros., which is currently slated for a May 25, 2019 release, has a director attached to it in Rob McElhenney, who is best known for his work on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
Now, by way of Variety, the film looks set to get another Hollywood star to join the ranks: Steve Carell.
Carell is reportedly in talks to star in the film, which for all we know could be live action or animation or perhaps just stop-motion using boxes (which might actually work…).
Minecraft developer Mojang AB has had a hell of a time selling the rights to its game. The studio’s founder, Markus Alexej Persson, sold the company to Microsoft for $2.5 billion in 2014. The studio has since sold film rights to Warner Bros., which is looking to get the film off the ground and released this decade.