Steve Carell is likely to be the first star cast in a forthcoming movie based on hit video game Minecraft.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. are in talks with the comedy actor to play a role in their big screen adaption of the popular game. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-creator Rob McElhenney is already on board to direct and has co-written the script together with Wonder Woman scribe Jason Fuchs.
Minecraft, released in 2009 by Swedish developer Mojang, is a sandbox game that allows players to explore, as well as create, virtual 3D worlds made from Lego-like cubes. Some 106m copies of game have been sold by this summer, making it the bestselling PC game to date.
Following its PC release, Minecraft has rolled out to a number of platforms including consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as mobile phones. The game has also been expanded with multiplayer, story and educational modes.
Warner Bros. acquired the movie rights from Mojang in February; the film is set for release in May 25, 2019.
Carell most recently starred in Woody Allen’s Cafe Society and The Big Short.