Despite how inevitable its creation has been, the Minecraft movie has always been a strange proposition, simply because the source material doesn’t seem like the most natural fit for a live-action feature film. Maybe that’s why, per Variety, Warner Bros. is in talks to cast the hilarious Steve Carell, who has proven himself an incredibly versatile actor with roles in Foxcatcher and The Big Short.
Minecraft the game is best known for its distinctive squared, pixel graphics and the endless creativity that it offers players, neither of which are strong suits of live-action movies. It’ll definitely take some tweaking to fit on the big screen and writer-director Rob McElhenney, who’s best known as the creator, star and writer for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, has described the movie as “strange and wonderful.” That’s a vibe that Carell can definitely pull off.
The Minecraft movie hits theaters on May 25, 2019.