Steve Carell Touted for 'Minecraft' Movie

Steve Carell Touted for 'Minecraft' Movie

Nov 16, 2016

The Big Short

Officially released in November 2011, Minecraft earned immediate plaudits for its clever, creative and addictive gameplay. More than 100 million people had played the game by the time Hollywood came calling. Warner Bros. acquired movie rights in February 2014 and made plans for a live-action version.

By the end of that year, director Shawn Levy (Real Steel) and writers Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney had come and gone. In July 2015, we heard that Rob McElhenny (TV's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) had been hired to make his feature directorial debut on the project.
 
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Now comes word that Steve Carell is in talks to appear in the movie. If things work out, according to Variety, Carell would "join the ensemble," suggesting that he wouldn't necessarily play a leading role. The report notes that McElhenny is still set to direct and that he wrote the latest version of the screenplay with Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman).
 
The game itself doesn't have a set storyline, which is one of its primary attractions. Watch the trailer below for a sense of what it's all about.
 
 

So far, we haven't gotten a hint of what might be in store for the movie version. Attracting the interest of an Academy Award-nominated actor like Steve Carell, however, is a good indicator of the movie's potential.

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