– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It looks audiences will be heading to the strange, blocky world of Minecraft in the next several years. I’ll be honest, before The LEGO Movie, I was incredibly uneasy about any film or series based on anything that wasn’t already a story-based property. But that movie came along and rocked my whole world. While that doesn’t mean that I’m happy with Hollywood adapting properties like…I dunno, Jenga…I can still see the potential in most anything out there, as stupid as they could sound on the surface.

One such property is Minecraft. Like The LEGO Movie before it, there is no inherent lore in the property (at least not in the main titles), and therefore the sky is the limit on what can be done. Now, it sounds like Warner Bros. is taking this seriously with a new writer for the impending film.

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According to THR, Allison Schroeder, writer for films like Hidden Figures, Christopher Robin, and the upcoming Frozen 2 has been tapped to pen the video game movie. On board to direct is Peter Sollett, who was originally brought on to write and direct. Clearly, it looks like the studio is looking to rework the story, which is ultimately a good sign.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.