What do LEGO and Minecraft have in common? Besides being tools to infinitely express your imagination through the power of creation, they both have the same producer working on their movies. The universally loved The LEGO Movie‘s producer, Roy Lee, along with Jill Messick, will be working with Warner Bros. and Mojang to bring Minecraft to the big screen. Mojang co-founder and Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson confirmed the news on his Twitter page, stating he regrettably wasn’t able to beat the leaks.
Warner Bros. Pictures is working with Minecraft developer Mojang on a movie based on the sandbox game, said Mojang co-founder Markus “Notch” Persson on Twitter today. “Someone is trying leak the fact that we’re working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie,” said Persson. “I wanted to be the leak!” Shortly afterward, Persson confirmed the announcement in an email to Polygon. “It’s for real. I think every part of that tweet was real, including me wanting to be the one to spill the news about a potential movie,” said Persson. He added, parenthetically, “Also, I [am] very well aware that this might be Minecraft jumping the shark, but how often do you get to be part of making a movie?” Earlier this month, Mojang shut down the Kickstarter for a Minecraft fan film.