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Minecraft film under construction at Warner Bros

Published on: 28th February 2014

Warners has acquired the rights to Minecraft from its Swedish developer Mojang and is working with the producer of The Lego Movie, Roy Lee, on the project.Minecraft300

Unlike the animated Lego Movie, Minecraft will be a live-action film, allowing faster production.

The Minecraft movie could hit cinemas ahead of rival Sony Pictures’ animated adaptation of Angry Birds, which is slated for release in 2016.

Minecraft has become one of the world’s most popular online games since it launched in 2011. The game first launched on the PC, where more than 100m players registered to play its free version and more than 14m paid about €20 for full access. It also counts as one of the most popular paid apps on smartphones and tablets, where it has sold millions more copies at about $7 each. Apple said that Minecraft’s “Pocket Edition” was the top-selling paid app on both the iPhone and iPad in 2013.

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