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Smash hit game Minecraft is getting its own movie

We can feel the excitement building already.

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CALLING ALL GAMERS.

Minecraft is the next video game in line for a big screen adaptation.

Deadline reports that Warner Brothers is delighted with how The Lego Movie performed world-wide and now wants to develop a film based on the Minecraft franchise.

The studio has bought the rights to the hugely popular game – which the Guardian says has sold over 35 million copies to date – from developers Mojang and will apparently work with Lego Movie producer Roy Lee on the project.

For those who haven’t heard of Minecraft before, here’s a very basic introduction.

Source: TeamMojang

As per the official website:

Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things.It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea.

Created in 2009 by Mojang, Minecraft – which can be played on PC, X Box 360 and PlayStation 3 – has around 8.8 million Facebook likes.

VentureBeat reports that more than 100 million accounts have been registered on the game’s official website to date.

In other words, now would probably be a very good time to jump on that bandwagon.

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