'Minecraft' Could Come To Big Screen As Feature-Length Movie

02/28/2014 12:13 pm ET | Updated Feb 28, 2014
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"Minecraft" may soon be hitting the big screen.

Markus "Notch" Persson, co-founder of "Minecraft" development studio Mojang, announced on Twitter Thursday evening (and confirmed with gaming news site Polygon shortly after) that Warner Bros. has secured the rights to the game and plans to make a live-action film.

A "Minecraft" flick might draw a huge audience, if recent box office standings are any indication. The hit "Lego Movie" raked in $69 million its first weekend in theaters, making it the second-largest February opening weekend of all time, according to Forbes.

A favorite of nearly all gaming demographics, "Minecraft" allows players to move freely around a seemingly endless world to build and create. The game has been so popular since its creation in 2011 that it just recently passed 100 million users.

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