Lee—who produced The LEGO Movie—added his team is “also doing visual designs to show the studio what the world will look like.” And according to Collider, Minecraft developer Mojang will be “very involved” in the film’s development. Warner Bros. and Mojang will work in collaboration, sharing ideas so the film stays connected to updated versions of the game’s world.
“Minecraft would be part of a multiverse where humans can enter,” Lee said of the film, “that has the feel of what the live action version of a Minecraft experience.”
Warner Bros. Minecraft film is looking to target the same audience as Jurassic World. And as Collider noted, it’s unclear whether this means it’ll be rated PG-13 like Jurassic World, or PG like The LEGO Movie.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-creator and star Rob McElhenney will write and direct Minecraft. There is no set timeline as of yet, but Lee reported the movie should go into production later in 2016.