Shawn Levy is set to direct the Minecraft movie.
The Night at the Museum director is reportedly in talks with Warner Bros to take the helm of the film adaptation of the popular online building-block game, according to Deadline.
Created by Mojang AB founder Markus Persson, Minecraft was launched in 2009 for PC and can now be played on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox360, Xbox One or PSVita.
Warner Bros acquired the rights to the franchise in February and the move is being produced by Roy Lee, who worked on The Lego Movie and Jill Messick, who is known for Mean Girls.
1/5 Taj Mahal
The original Taj Mahal may have taken almost two decades to complete, but this is a worthy tribute
Minecraft players have taken inspiration from some of Europe’s most beautiful cities, complete with canals and elaborate architecture.
3/5 Ancient Metropolis
Users have created “The Golden City”, with extremely ornate architecture, similar to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat complex
4/5 Desert island
An ornate island created by one user
5/5 Rocket launch pad
Prepare for take off with this Minecraft rocket
46-year-old Levy, who is also known for the likes of Real Steel, The Internship and Date Night, recently finished directing Secret of the Tomb, which is the third instalment in the Night at the Museum trilogy.
Previous games to do well as movie adaptations include Tomb Raider, starring Angelina Jolie, and the Resident Evil series.Reuse content