The Minecraft movie has just found its leading man. Variety has revealed that Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) is in talks to star in Warner Bros’ live-action adaptation of the popular video game, which will be titled Minecraft: The Movie.
The project will be directed by Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), who’s been developing the latest draft of the script with Jason Fuchs (Pan, Wonder Woman). Shawn Levy was at one point attached to helm the Minecraft movie, but dropped out due to creative differences with Mojang, the studio behind the game.
Details about the movie are scarce at the moment, but producer Roy Lee spoke with Collider back in February and revealed the following:
“Minecraft would be part of a multiverse where humans can enter that has the feel of what the live action version of a Minecraft experience.”
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Minecraft: The Movie opens in theaters on May 25, 2019.