Actor and director Rob McElhenney once directed a film based on Minecraft.
But the $ 150 million animated film never materialized.
"I'd love to talk about it because they're very familiar with this," McElhenney said in the podcast Happy Sad Confused.
"I think one of Minecraft's biggest strengths is that they don't have a fixed narrative. It's an open world experience," McElhenney explained.
"Actually, all you can offer is to do whatever building block you want. I think it's an amazing tool, just like Lego toys, but what you're talking about now is endless possibilities because it It's digital and can be given to kids-not just kids, but anyone who feels helpless. Most kids feel helpless; they are told all day how to do, dress, do homework, go to bed. I think That can be extended to others.
"I think everyone feels marginalized to a certain extent. Your boss tells you what to do all day, or what your spouse is. You just feel like you haven't had this kind of agency awareness all your life. The game gave you, I think It was a very profound experience. "
McElhenney was asked to visit Pixar to learn about the production process of animated films, and met with a "think tank" of senior creative talents including Andrew Stanton, whose resume includes Wall- E and Finding Nemo. His story-centered speech returned to Warner Bros., which addressed "People's Agency in this Digital Environment."
McCainney said Warner Bros. was enthusiastic about the idea and agreed to spend $ 150 million to make the title.
"I have always felt very supportive," he said.
It wasn't until Greg Silverman, the studio's film director, left the studio in 2016. Silverman was replaced by Toby Emmerich, who views Warner Bros. differently. Grape vine. "
He said that early production of the film was already in progress. Actor Steve Carell has signed a contract that appeared in the movie and hired a visual effects and art company. In addition, a stage was filmed in Vancouver, and McElhenney rented a house in the city for him and his family to stay during the filming.
McElhenney worked on the project for more than two years before being replaced by director Peter Sollett, who worked on the film "Nick and Nola" in "Infinite Playlists".
"I don't have any complaints. I know. I know how it works," McElhenney said.
"With this number and this scale, $ 150 million (which is our budget), it could collapse at any time. You have to live in this mystery," he added.
Minecraft: The Movie is the result of a collaboration between Mojang and Warner Bros. Previously, "Night" by museum director Shawn Levy was directed.
Since then, Mcelhenney has released Mythic Quest, a comedy comedy that mimics the creation of a game studio that created the world's most popular MMO. The show is currently available on Apple TV.