“Minecraft” Feature Film in Development by “Lego Movie” Creators Vertigo

Production Update

Vertigo Entertainment is no stranger to making movies based on blocky characters. After producing “Lego Movie” , Vertigo is turning their pixelated gaze to the exceedingly popular Minecraft video game series. Minecraft is just one of the latest video games to get a series or movie adaptation. The new film is still in active development and there is no word on when production will begin.

Minecraft is a world-creation game in which players choose between survival mode, in which they have to keep an avatar alive by maintaining their health while avoiding threats, and creative mode, in which players can build freely and don’t have to worry about the health of their avatars. The new movie will feature a story revolving around a teenage girl and an unlikely group of adventurers. After the malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, they must save their beautiful, blocky Overworld.

“Minecraft” Cast and Crew

Not much has been announced about Minecraft’s cast, but Aquaman star Jason Momoa has been announced as one of the film’s leads. The movie already has a small team of Producers attached to it. One of those is Jon Berg, who will likely work well with Momoa given their past history of collaborating together on DC films. Lydia Winters and others will also be producing the show.

Lydia is a Minecraft veteran, having produced episodes for the Minecraft Miniseries and Minecraft: Story Mode (2011). Mary Parent is also involved, but this won’t be her first movie based on a video game property either. She and co-producer Cale Boyter bring along some experience from producing 2019’s Detective Pikachu, which was widely received with positive reviews by the majority of fans. Meanwhile Roy Lee will be simultaneously working on Minecraft and another video game property—Netflix’s new BioShock movie. Finally, the company that owns Minecraft, Mojang, will be putting their Chief Media Officer Vu Bui in the producer’s chair as well.

The script for Minecraft is being written by Allison Schroeder whose writing experience ranges from cult classics like Pineapple Express (2008) to serious period dramas like Hidden Figures (2016). In addition to Minecraft she will also be writing on the new WandaVision spinoff Agatha coming from Disney+.


PRODUCER: Mary Parent – Roy Lee – Vu Bui – Lydia Winters – Jon Berg – Cale Boyter – Jon Spaihts

WRITER: Allison Schroeder

DIRECTOR: Jared Hess

CAST: Jason Momoa

“Minecraft” Casting Call

We know that principal casting has already begun for the new Minecraft movie. While no official casting call has been made public, those interested in a role in the new film would do well to reach out to Vertigo Entertainment. Send your resume to and headshots to: [email protected] or call 323-785-5350 for a chance to appear in the film or apply for a position working on the production crew.

“Minecraft” Production Studios

VERTIGO ENTERTAINMENT
1151 N. Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038 [email protected]
EMAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: 323-785-5350

MOJANG STUDIOS
Söder Mälarstrand 43
Stockholm, Stockholm
118 23, SE
EMAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: +46 8-702 21 45

LEGENDARY PICTURES
2900 West Alameda Avenue
Suite 1500
Burbank, CA 91505
EMAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: 818-688-7003

WARNER BROS. PICTURES
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
EMAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: 818-954-6000

Published by Tim Santens

I am a gamer and autograph collector. I love writing about both and sharing the stories I find.

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