Minecraft Movie Could Be Helmed by Night at the Museum Director


Shawn Levy, best known as the director and producer of the Night at The Museum series, is in talks to direct the upcoming live-action Minecraft movie, Deadline reports.

Shawn Levy

In addition to Night at the Museum Levy has been involved with numerous family-friendly films such as Real Steel, Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and The Pink Panther 2, so the property would be in accomplished and successful hands.

The film is in development at Warner Brothers, with Roy Lee, producer of The Lego Movie, as one of its producers.

According to Mojang’s Chief Operating Officer Vu Bui, we shouldn’t expect the movie any time soon, as it is early development and may take three to four years to come out.

Bui also said not to expect the movie to tell the official backstory of Minecraft, because there isn’t one.

“We don’t want any story that we make, whether it’s a movie or a book, to create some sort of ‘this is the official Minecraft, this is how you play the game’ thing. That would discourage all the players who don’t play in that way,” Bui said. “When coming up with a story, we want to make sure it is just a story within Minecraft, as opposed to the story within Minecraft.”


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