'Minecraft' Heading to the Big Screen

Minecraft Screengrab - H 2014
<p>Minecraft Screengrab - H 2014</p>   |   Courtesy of Michael Jianu
Roy Lee will produce the movie adaptation of the video game for Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. has picked up the movie rights to Minecraft, one of the biggest video games currently out there.

Roy Lee, one of the producers of mega-hit The Lego Movie, is on board to produce the live-action adaptation.

A video game sensation, Minecraft has sold over 35 million copies across platforms such as Xbox 360 and iOS devices since being introduced in 2009. And that's on top of the 14 million units sold for PC.

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It was created by Swedish programmer Markus Persson (who tweeted the news earlier today) and published by Mojang.

Minecraft is a world-creation game in which players live (and die, if they don't take care of themselves) in a cube-like environment.

Jon Berg will oversee the movie for the studio.

The development of Minecraft will follow a similar path as The Lego Movie's development in the sense that an approach and story will have to be created by a moviemaker since the world of the game has no real narrative except one ventured by the players.

CAA reps Minecraft and brokered the movie deal.