Minecraft has spawned action figures, a spin-off adventure game series, apparel, a convention, plush dolls, cosplay costumes, and more. On May 24th, 2019, arguably the most culturally significant video game since Super Mario Bros. will get its own movie.
The news comes from the blog of developer Mojang. The game studio and its ultra popular game were purchased by Microsoft in 2014 from founder Markus “Notch” Persson for $2.5 billion.
According to the Mojang announcement, the Warner Bros. produced Minecraft movie will be released in 3D & IMAX. Details about the film’s production remain sparse. In an interview with Collider in February, producer Roy Lee said the filmmakers and game designers were collaborating in some capacity on the project. “[Mojang] can give us insight into future updates so we can put things into the movie around the same time they relaunch newer versions of the game,” said Lee, “and at the same time, potentially taking ideas from the movie and putting them into the game.”