'Minecraft: The Movie" Release Date, News & Update: 'Anchorman' Steve Carell Has Been Cast? WIll It Be Inspired By 'The Story Mode' Version?

By Jason Glenn , Updated Nov 16, 2016 11:40 AM EST
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"Crazy, Stupid, Love" star Steve Carrel is in talks to join the cast of the Warner Bro's "Minecraft: The Movie". 'It's always sunny in Philadelphia" Rob McElhenney will be writing and directing the film adaptation of one of the most popular video game. McElhenney also wrote the final draft of the "Wonder Woman" film.

"The Minecraft: The Movie" will be based on the 2009 game created by Markus Persson and developed by Mojang. "Minecraft" enables players to construct an environment using textured cubes in the 3D generated world.

It is still not confirmed whether "The Minecraft: The Movie" will be inspired from the "Minecraft: Story Mode" version of the game. However it is believed that McElhenniey's "Minecraft" film script will be an original piece.

Last February, Warner Bros. got the license of "Minecraft" from its Swedish developer Mojang AB. "Minecraft: The Movie" will be made through Roy Lee's Vertigo Entertainment production company according to Variety.

Steve Carell has been seen in films like "Anchorman 2", "Foxcatcher" and "The Big Short". Carell has recently worked with Woody Allen in his film "Café Society" and just finished the production Fox Searchlight's "Battle of the Sexes" together with Emma Stone who will be playing his opposite.

"The Minecraft: The Movie" is not the only game franchise that Warner Bros. has adapted into a movie like the Brickflim's Lego movies which has also been very successful. Its latest film is a combination of Lego and DC Comic's "Batman" entitled "The Lego Batman Movie".

Warner Bros. has been developing the "Minecraft: The Movie" for some years now. "Minecraft: The Movie" will be released on May 19, 2019. Be sure to check back here on GameNGuide for more updates.

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