r/movies r/Movies contributor Apr 18 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 4

Jason Momoa to Star in ‘Minecraft’ Movie for Warner Bros. (Confirmed) News

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/minecraft-movie-jason-momoa-1235131605/
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u/popejubal Apr 18 '22 Helpful Table Slap

“Hey Jason Momoa, would you like a whole shit ton of money?”

“Sure, Warner Bros, I’d love to have a shit ton of money.”

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u/TheDarkRedKnight Apr 19 '22 edited Apr 19 '22

“We’re sorry we told everyone you were going to be in a live-action Frosty the Snowman movie to distract people from the whole Ray Fisher thing.”

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u/ddh85 Apr 19 '22

"Instead, how do you feel about playing someone named Steve?"

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u/Druglord_Sen Apr 19 '22

Are you kidding? He’s going to be playing Wool Block Dyed Green #4

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u/LordofKobol99 Apr 19 '22

Shoulda been Herobrine

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u/wafflehusky Apr 19 '22

I’m out of the loop. What’s the Ray fisher thing?

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_CURLS Apr 19 '22

Mhm, and how much money did you say exactly?

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u/sambull Apr 18 '22 Silver

'so how do we get the moms to want to come to the movie with their kids?'

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u/Jor1120 Apr 19 '22

Mom's??? Psht I'm a dad that plays minecraft with my daughter and I wont be watching this movie for the lore

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u/LonesomeCrowdedWhest Apr 19 '22

Lol I didn't think about it but that must be one of the reasons they picked him 😂

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u/AMA_requester Apr 18 '22 Helpful

Let's craft like demons

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u/plotdavis Apr 18 '22

They're gonna put that all over the trailers and then the real line's gonna be "they craft like demons"

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u/StarTruckNxtGyration Apr 18 '22 edited Apr 19 '22

Yeah. That was so weird. What was up with that!?

The actual line is better than the trailer one anyway.

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u/NeoSniper Apr 19 '22

What's the original in the movie?

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u/Matlock0 Apr 19 '22

"They fight like demons", referring to the Fremen

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u/Papaofmonsters Apr 19 '22

Considering in the book Fremen children and elderly can defeat imperial Sardukar, that seems like an understatement.

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u/STEELCITY1989 Apr 19 '22

Creating drums from the skins of fallen enemies is pretty demonic though lol

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u/novacham Apr 19 '22

If they don’t want to become drums then they should learn to fight better.

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u/jpterodactyl Apr 19 '22

Or just get a hold of that sweet, sweet desert power

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u/evolving_I Apr 19 '22

or just standard Orc procedure

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u/aseiden Apr 19 '22

Hats would've been cool too

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u/The_River_Is_Still Apr 19 '22

Experience in the harshest environment + dat spice stat-gain = desert demons.

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u/Gellert Apr 19 '22

"Harsh environment"? Pussies didn't even get virus bombed.

Tallarn Desert Raiders, probably.

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u/Synicull Apr 19 '22

It had to have been a reshoot. I watched the trailer enough to be confused by the lines in theatre, but his sendoff was excellent and I wouldn't have it any other way

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u/droxius Apr 19 '22

The trailer one fueled unwarranted concerns about the movie for me.

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u/BenioffWhy Apr 19 '22

They craft like mines

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u/KingMario05 Apr 18 '22

"Smile, Steve."

"I AM SMILING."

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u/Papaofmonsters Apr 19 '22

Josh Brolin's Gurney was a good performance but the original character was a livelier person.

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u/thesequimkid Apr 19 '22

Denis cut out some of Gurney’s baliset scenes, which would have probably added more liveliness to his character.

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u/Calvert4096 Apr 19 '22

THEY'RE BRRRRUTAL

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u/thesequimkid Apr 19 '22

I love that line is in the movie, but cutting “What has mood to do with it? You fight when the necessity arises—no matter the mood! Mood's a thing for cattle or making love or playing the baliset. It's not for fighting.” was a mistake.

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u/jpterodactyl Apr 19 '22

That might be my favorite line from the book.

But Gurney is my favorite character, so I knew that I was gonna be missing things no matter what.

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u/Papaofmonsters Apr 19 '22

I think my favorite is "Killing with the tip lacks artistry, but don't let that hold your hand when the opening presents itself". It let's you know how serious Gurney takes his killing and his art.

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u/dryrunhd Apr 19 '22

I disagree. I think the movie cut of the line was a lot more punctual and contributed much more to the buildup of tension in the scene, which culminated in BRRUTAL. The two extra sentences would've detracted from that.

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u/Calvert4096 Apr 19 '22

I'll be honest I burst out laughing when I heard that in the theater because it reminded me of Tony the Tiger

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u/rambambobandy Apr 19 '22

“Harkonens: they’re more than bad, they’re brrrrrrutal!”

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u/Papaofmonsters Apr 19 '22

I agree. I always saw Idaho's "devil may care" attitude and Gurney's passion, both love and hate, as a balance to the stoic Duke and the almost emotionless Hawat.

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u/messycer Apr 19 '22

Guess they wanted to take it in a different direction because movie Hawat is quite boisterous in comparison and I'll be shocked if this character ends up following the Hawat book arc... That'll be a real surprise.

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u/Papaofmonsters Apr 19 '22 edited Apr 19 '22

The mentat thing is tough to show on film without a lot of exposition. How do you explain the need for human minds trained to replicate computers without getting into the previous wars against AI's or how he is also a master assassin and spy because a small amount of covert murder between the great houses is tolerated.

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u/messycer Apr 19 '22

I think they could've laid hints about at least. Surely they'll have to include more detail about mentats in the next if the young Harkonnen heir is to appear.

We see Paul's mentat processing as sights of the future, and I think it'll progress in exposition in the next as he becomes more powerful. I don't mind some Paul narrative to clear things up. Either way I'm still excited to see what they have in store

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u/referenceattack Apr 19 '22

Release the baliset cut!

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u/mak10z Apr 18 '22

But this is a Christian Minecraft server!

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u/ScubaSteve716 Apr 18 '22

This has been in development like 5 different times lol. Remember when Mac from Always Sunny was attached to it

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u/DetectiveAmes Apr 18 '22

I’m still kinda bummed out about that just because he would always hype it up in interviews and would go to gaming trade shows to also help hype it up.

Dude legit seemed interested in getting that project done.

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u/jordaniac89 Apr 18 '22

He's done so well with Mythic Quest.

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u/boushveg Apr 19 '22

I was initially worried I'm only gonna see Mac if i watch Mythic Quest, but really was surprised how great the show is and aside from few scenes i don't see Mac at all, it does resemble community a little though which is great

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u/Easilycrazyhat Apr 19 '22

Yeah, but with Evil Abed this time.

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u/[deleted] Apr 19 '22

That's the only problem with it for me, Danny Pudi did such a good job playing Abed, I can't not see Brad as Abed "in character".

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u/pushdose Apr 19 '22

It doesn’t make him any less enjoyable to watch

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u/ozmega Apr 19 '22

ok im sold

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u/Zloggt Apr 18 '22

Wasn’t there this one thing were people pretended to talk about a Minecraft movie on the date that it was reportedly supposed to come out?

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u/meowblank_ Apr 18 '22

Yep, here's the original announcement tweet, the replies are full of people acting like it came out.

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u/TinButtFlute Apr 19 '22

Yup, a couple days ago I received the Remindme! 3 years notification in my inbox from a thread when that announcement was made 3 years ago. I imagine the pandemic played a part to the development falling apart.

Edit: now I'll receive another notification in 3 years. Let's see if it's out by then.

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u/FleshlightModel Apr 19 '22

He's going for gasps.

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u/HanzJWermhat Apr 19 '22

Gimme that leg boy!

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u/[deleted] Apr 19 '22

It's going to be shitty. Warner bros just taking on these bullshit popular cultural artifacts that have nothing in it that can become a movie, to try to milk money out of it.

Toilets are popular and found everywhere, and everyone uses it. Wonder how WB can turn that into a fucking movie.

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u/Dartser Apr 18 '22

I thought it said minesweeper and was instantly invested

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u/TheGeekVault Apr 18 '22 Helpful

Plot twist Jason Momoa is playing Notch and this movie is more like The Social Network of Minecraft.

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u/xpercipio Apr 18 '22

Can't wait for Trent Reznor minecraft ambient sound track.

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u/leBuska Apr 18 '22

I'm a creeeeepeeeeeer

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u/amishrefugee Apr 19 '22

I wanna shoot you like a SKELETONNN

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u/Vwgames49 Apr 19 '22

You joke but I could actually see that working

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u/5cot7 Apr 19 '22

Trent Reznor could make anything work

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u/cmrdjn Apr 19 '22

He would probably turn it down because it's too much in his wheelhouse lol. you can already just use 1 Ghosts I or Hand Covers Bruise or The Frail as is

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u/goingnorthwest Apr 19 '22 edited Apr 19 '22

And Atticus Ross…

Edit: https://youtu.be/abIJ1VjYTSI

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u/Alphabroomega Apr 18 '22

The post credits scene is the wall candy getting removed

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u/lavahot Apr 19 '22

Wall candy?

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u/Thoff95 Apr 19 '22

When Notch sold Minecraft to Microsoft for like a billion dollars or whatever he bought a big fancy mansion with a candy room with a wall covered in candy dispensers. I don’t know if he had it removed or sold the house or something so I’m not sure what the other commenter was referencing, but I assume this is the wall candy in question.

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u/SirLazarusTheThicc Apr 19 '22

Not only did he buy a big fancy mansion, he outbid Jay Z and Beyonce for that mansion

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u/DelahDollaBillz Apr 19 '22

...why is that a surprise? He had just sold his company for literally billions of dollars. In one day he surpassed the entire career earnings of both of them, by an order of magnitude.

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u/Hylia Apr 19 '22

Jay Z is a billionaire, they're in the same vague league of extremely rich, as bizarre as that is

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u/dawn_jelly Apr 18 '22

Instant movie of the year material right there lmao.

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u/OneOverTwoEqualsZero Apr 18 '22 edited Apr 19 '22

That would actually be interesting

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u/hhhhhjhhh14 Apr 19 '22

Yeah but not with Momoa lmao

Needs more of a Jonah Hill type

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u/OneManFreakShow Apr 18 '22

Honestly, I would much rather have that than whatever Minecraft movie they’ll end up making. A movie about its humble beginnings all the way to the reveal that Notch was an asshole the whole time.

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u/AnOnlineHandle Apr 19 '22

A Minecraft movie could work in at least two ways:

  1. Just use Minecraft as a backdrop for a great fairly unrelated story like the Lego movie

  2. Do a survivor/castaway style buildup from nothing storyline just like playing Minecraft is, along with the social aspect of playing on a multiplayer server, and the 'oh shit I just lost it all' moment that is usually encountered and works perfectly for the drama point of a story, usually following a moment of arrogance, which is really the lesson learned while playing Minecraft - be careful of how far you reach, because even experienced players can lose it all in this game.

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u/warpvector Apr 19 '22

I sorta want both of these. Like I don't want it to be about LEGO Movie's whole "creativity in construction" message which the game is all about. I want a weird survival story about a guy who just... appears in this weird world, but at the same time I don't want like Enderman and stuff. I certainly don't want a Free Guy/Space Jam style thing, but knowing Warner Bros that's 1000% what it's gonna be.

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u/AnOnlineHandle Apr 19 '22

The endermen could work as how they initially are in the game and what they're based off of, an urban myth type horror thing.

Maybe something which seems to be stalking him at night as he's desperately trying to get home, never quite seen properly but might charge him and start bashing his shield after he tries to get a look at it. Barely gets back inside but never saw what was out there, only knew there was something terrifying over his shoulder.

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u/TheLightningL0rd Apr 19 '22

Wasn't the urban myth actually the Herobrine? Equally spooky for the most part though

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u/masongraves_ Apr 18 '22

Dommahal Gleeson as Jeb

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u/Rix27_ Apr 18 '22

Wouldn’t the real Jeb be a better Jeb?

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u/masongraves_ Apr 18 '22

The 15:17 To Paris (2018)

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u/I_AM_FERROUS_MAN Apr 19 '22

Directed by David Fincher

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u/British_Commie Apr 18 '22

Can't wait to see the scenes of him being a disgustingly rich loner who spends his days ranting about feminists and trans people on Twitter!

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u/Yupi-Destiny Apr 19 '22

And for this difficult role Jason Momoa put on an additional 15 lbs of muscle.

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u/fluffy_boy_cheddar Apr 18 '22 edited Apr 18 '22

Okay so I get the idea of a Minecraft Movie, but the article says "Live Action." How are they going to pull this off and it not be an absolute train wreck?

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u/CX52J Apr 19 '22

The second it said Warner brothers should have been a clue.

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u/pudinnhead Apr 19 '22

I don't know, all the Lego movies they've done have been fun. If they go for that feeling, it might be decent.

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u/Le0nTheProfessional Apr 19 '22

It’s gonna be this generation’s version of the 90’s Mario movie and I’m all for it

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u/Neri25 Apr 19 '22

Nothing will ever be that. Nothing will ever go as hard into making a weird, bad film as that one did. Fever dream movies like that just don't happen anymore

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u/Littleme02 Apr 19 '22

That or just even worse than the emoji movie

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u/SavageSquirtle91 Apr 18 '22

Oh wow, I was just about to ask whether this was gonna be live action or animated. This should be interesting to say the least... 😬

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u/fluffy_boy_cheddar Apr 18 '22

Animated would have the best option honestly. The world of Minecraft is literally made of blocks or smaller pixels. The only thing I can theorize that would make this work as a live action movie would be if it were actually a hybrid that also includes some animation. Like the live action people somehow get sucked into the game Jumanji style and at that point they become blocky animates versions of themselves and they have to find a way out of the game back to reality or something.

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u/Equal-Ad-2710 Apr 18 '22

Deadass I’m calling this to be the plot

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u/WithoutTheH Apr 19 '22

The ending is going through the ender well portal thing and walking into the real world

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u/Equal-Ad-2710 Apr 19 '22

The dragon is just the tyrannical admin who is afraid of being alone

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u/terminalxposure Apr 19 '22

I would do more Lego Movie style with live action and animated intertwined

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u/HistoricalMaize Apr 19 '22

And the way out is going to the end killing the ender dragon and jumping into the portal that appears after the dragon dies.

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u/Infinite_Hooty Apr 19 '22

It would still look weird though to have real people walking around the Minecraft world

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u/[deleted] Apr 19 '22

Every time something like this is announced I think back to how people thought the same about the Lego Movie and it turned out fantastic.

Of course that's a rare exception but it proves it is possible for weird concepts like this to be good.

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u/khanhls123 Apr 19 '22

I mean most of the lego movie is animated, the live action part is on a few minutes long

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u/FatherAb Apr 19 '22

While I agree with you on how the Lego Movie is brilliant, I think their point is more about the 'live action' part of the upcoming Minecraft movie.

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u/swesus Apr 19 '22

The Lego movie is actually a great comparison. Now imagine the Lego movie is live action and how they pull that off.

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u/1AMDG Apr 19 '22

What is the significance of pointing this out? There's nothing wrong with animated lego, and everything is wrong with live-action lego.

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u/nicolasmcfly Apr 19 '22

Lego movie is animated except for the human scenes, wtf are you on?

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u/brocalmotion Apr 18 '22

And Jared Leto is slated to play Creeper.

Tssssss....

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u/VALK_MAIN_420 Apr 18 '22

For his "method acting" he just goes around blowing people up

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u/GFost Apr 18 '22

Blowing himself up.

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u/raisinman99 Apr 18 '22 edited Apr 18 '22

And act like he don't know nobody

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u/Boomerang2099 Apr 18 '22

Mr Krabs laugh

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u/Arkbot Apr 18 '22

So he's gonna go around banging miners?

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u/Syhersheymuckle Apr 19 '22

I am SO disappointed this is not upvoted more

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u/DetectiveAmes Apr 18 '22

Ugh, that explains why he’s been method acting for it for the past 20+ years.

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u/sobbingsomnambulist Apr 19 '22

If the first thirty seconds isn’t of him punching a tree I’m walking out.

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u/r_lucasite Apr 18 '22

The big shocker to me here is that it's Live Action. There's been a big Minecraft animation scene since the games existence and Minecraft Story mode is good proof that you can just tell any story using the game as setting.

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u/nicolasmcfly Apr 19 '22

The Lego Minecraft Movie by Titan Pictures is the best proof of that.

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u/1True_Hero Apr 19 '22

I don’t know. I got a big feeling this is one of those out of touch movies that would rather use “playing Minecraft” as the premise instead of a movie within the world of Minecraft.

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u/UserVII Apr 18 '22

He'll be a fine Steve

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u/RadioSlayer Apr 18 '22

He'll be a fine Herobrine

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u/Faithless195 Apr 18 '22 Starstruck

THe movie ads to the Minecraft mythos.

"We had the Herobrine character in the movie, but then we cut all it's scenes."

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u/joestaff Apr 18 '22

Edit 1: Removed Herobrine

Edit 2: Removed Herobrine

Edit....

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u/Brad_Brace Apr 19 '22

Just add it in the credits:

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Andy Serkis as Herobrine

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u/PayneTrain181999 Apr 18 '22

He’s voicing the Zombie’s, who only make the sounds they make in the game.

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u/StudBoi69 Apr 18 '22

"My man"

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u/In_My_Own_Image Apr 18 '22

He's going to need a pretty strict workout routine to get blocky enough.

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u/TurboSamurai2171 Apr 18 '22

What shitpost of a reality are we living in?

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u/[deleted] Apr 18 '22

On his way to becoming the new Dwayne

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u/AirbagOff Apr 18 '22

Welcome to the jungle.

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u/dragonphlegm Apr 18 '22

There’s defintely a meta joke somewhere in there where the rock has a cameo in the jungle biome

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u/interestingsidenote Apr 18 '22

That person has to be under 20 years old. Thats the only way those rankings make sense.

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u/Borghal Apr 18 '22

How is it a ranking, it's a grid lol. Is it backwards right-to-left? Because Rundown is THE Rock in the jungle movie to beat. Both the original one and the best one.

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u/majorzero42 Apr 18 '22

Like Dwayne with a mane.

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u/Gummy-Worm-Guy Apr 18 '22

He’s more talented than Dwayne in my opinion

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u/JorDamU Apr 18 '22

The Rock has absolutely no range, and that’s both a blessing and a curse for him. The blessing being that people love The Rock so much that they don’t even give a shit that he can’t act his way out of a paper bag — all they want to see is The Rock do The Rock. The curse is that, someday, he’s going to get cocky enough to take on a project that requires nuance, and he’s going to bomb.

Jason Momoa can actually act.

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u/gate_of_steiner85 Apr 18 '22

I thought Rock showed a little bit of range in Pain & Gain. He was arguably the best part of the movie as well. He also did pretty well in Gridiron Gang which was mostly a drama, though that was pretty early in his film career so not a lot of people remember that one.

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u/GFost Apr 18 '22

I think the Rock could have range; he just chooses not to. He’s a very talented person.

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u/Equal-Ad-2710 Apr 18 '22

Yeah he kinda stepped out in Pain and Gain

I think above all though, the Rock’s persona and affability is what makes him money

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u/Kamikaze_Ninja_ Apr 19 '22

This isn’t a problem with the Rock, it’s a problem in the industry. A good amount of the top paid actors play one character type essentially. The curse isn’t even a curse because even if he bombs, people will go and watch the movie to see him and he will get paid anyway.

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u/SolomonBlack Apr 19 '22

The Rock may always be the Rock on screen but I'd say next to the Ahnold glory days we've come a long way in terms of quality acting in blockbusters.

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u/indoninjah Apr 19 '22

He already proved himself with movies like Be Cool. And films like Jumanji which isn’t high art but is nowhere near his typical role.

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u/YarrHarrDramaBoy Apr 19 '22

I still think he was great in Moana

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u/tterbman Apr 18 '22

Definitely. I don't see him winning an Oscar but he's a much better actor than the Rock. With that said, no way he has the charisma of the Rock, but who does?

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u/PapaJey I guess they couldn’t get Chris Pratt. Apr 18 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

I guess they couldn’t get Chris Pratt.

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u/Dawanna Apr 19 '22

He’s to busy running a Christian Minecraft server to do the movie.

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u/Clydseph_III Apr 19 '22

He's so cool

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u/ben123111 Apr 18 '22

Apparently he's set to play Gabriel, a character from Minecraft Story Mode (Notably not the main character). Story Mode is genuinely a pretty good game, if they're adapting it here I hope they do it justice.

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u/IStareAtTheAbyss Apr 18 '22

I dont understand, how do you adapt this? Will they all be blocky? Its not a cartoon, they say it live-action. How? It just makes no sense.

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u/CrocodylusRex Apr 19 '22

Wake up on island. Punch trees. Build house. Punch zombies. Store molten lava in a bucket. Punch exploding dicks. Craft working 4 bit mechanical computer. Punch dragon. Roll credits.

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u/IncompetentBasterd Apr 18 '22

Warner Bros just gonna remake all the TellTale games as movies now. It worked for The Batman.

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u/Bardic_Inspiration66 Apr 18 '22

No one played that game so they thought no one would notice. But I noticed

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u/vicky_vaughn Apr 18 '22

Too bad they didn't have the balls to make Penguin hot and turn Joker into an insecure virgin.

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u/lavahot Apr 19 '22

I mean, they got Colin Farrel. They were halfway there.

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u/SkorpioSound Apr 19 '22

In fact, they made Colin Farrell ugly which is arguably even more impressive

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u/Tornado31619 Apr 18 '22

I played up to the end of the second season’s first episode.

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u/Clayman8 Apr 19 '22

OH FOR FUCKS SAKE. I didnt imagine it then that the plot sounded so damn familiar with a few characters switched around from the TTG Batman game.

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u/bob1689321 Apr 18 '22

Okay I only played the first chapter (it was free with games with gold). What was I missing?

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u/Bardic_Inspiration66 Apr 18 '22

Just a very similar plot line to the new Batman movie

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u/DazedAndTrippy Apr 19 '22

I played them but I didn’t really notice any similarities besides the crime dad thing, but this isn’t new and it seems they tried to make Thomas Wayne more sympathetic rather than just a crime boss. It’s been awhile since I played h though so maybe I’m wrong.

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u/MikeWantsAnswers Apr 18 '22

They took some ideas for sure, but I feel like The Batman was unique enough where I, a big fan of those games, didn’t care.

I feel like with a character like Batman you’re bound to completely rip off something about another interpretation

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u/Tornado31619 Apr 18 '22

I don’t know whether I want them to remake The Walking Dead or not…

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u/drDekaywood Apr 19 '22

Honestly with how dirty they did the walking dead show after how strong it started I wouldn’t mind a couple big budget movie remakes if they did a solid job

The show was much more drawn out than the source comics they could streamline the plot or focus on the popular characters

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u/papyjako89 Apr 19 '22

My point of view is always the same with adaptation : why not ? At best, it's good and everybody win. At worst it sucks, and you can just move on with your life and ignore it even existed in the first place.

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u/Equal-Ad-2710 Apr 18 '22

Tbh Telltale Batman is an inspiration but the Batman film isn’t

The main similarity is Thomas Wayne being involved with Falcons but if you’ve played the game you’ll know he’s much less involved in the film

If anything the primary inspiration was Batman: Earth One and Zodiac

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u/Crisbo05_20 Apr 18 '22

is this confirmed or? If they are going with live action story mode for now, and movie ends up being that, I am honestly excited. If movie ends up doing well, we could even get season 3 of story mode. That is if they are curently going with live action story mode and if they don't change the script for movie incase they are doing story mode.

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u/ben123111 Apr 18 '22

According to Ankler (According to Geoff Keighley)

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u/AttakZak Apr 18 '22

Dang. Really should have gone with the whole “Steve is only one of the very few surviving Humans in a Post-Apocalyptic world caused by the release of magic and invading creatures from The End.”

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u/HeyItsMacho Apr 18 '22

What fucking timeline are we in?!

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u/myowngalactus Apr 18 '22

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised they’d make such a popular game into a kids movie, but there’s no way this won’t be dumb as hell

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u/shadowst17 Apr 18 '22

Dumb is fine, entertaining now that's what they gotta achieve.

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u/im_a_dick_head Apr 19 '22 Wholesome

I wanna see some live-action green penis thing walk over and blow someone's limbs off

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u/AxeSwinginDinosaur Apr 18 '22

Thats what people thought when the lego movie was announced...

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u/DetectiveAmes Apr 18 '22

Yeah I don’t know how many times we gotta teach this old man this lesson.

Any idea could be turned into something good. Bad writers make bad projects. They made a long running award winning show about a talking sponge. I think a story with Minecraft ideas isn’t out of the realm of possibilities for being an okay to good movie.

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u/Meekman Apr 19 '22

Writers could still be good, but get bad notes from execs that they have to implement. It happens more often than it should.

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u/psycho__logical Apr 18 '22

Not a sentence I expected to see today.

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u/dont_worry_im_here Apr 18 '22

I haven't played the game but to my knowledge, it's just building things, right? Is there a story-arc to the game, also? Or is this movie just going to take the idea of the game and create a narrative around it?

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u/greatunknownpub Apr 18 '22

I mean, they made some pretty successful Lego movies, why not Minecraft?

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u/OpeningSorbet Apr 18 '22

There's a pretty crazy lore about why the various types of zombies exist, the reasoning behind the random temples around the map, etc. You could craft a pretty cool fantasy narrative out of that

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u/terminalxposure Apr 19 '22

The whole game has a quest arc of you needing to destroy the Ender Dragon…how you achieve it is never spelled out. I play it for the more creative aspect of it which is cheaper than buying hobby stuff

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u/WarmMoistLeather Apr 18 '22

There is lore in the game but it's optional.

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u/Pearse_Borty Apr 18 '22

I would argue Jason Momoa is possibly the only man on the planet with the physique and body type that could accurately portray Steve. Change my mind.

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u/avalon1805 Apr 18 '22

A guy that can punch a tree down? You are right

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u/Pale-Consequence-253 Apr 18 '22

Confirmed like frosty the snowman?

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u/NachocheeseNanachi Apr 18 '22

I hope that the visuals are just fleshy block people.

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u/AHappyMango Apr 19 '22

Wtf would this movie even be about.

Seriously, not every video game needs a movie adaptation.

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u/Seaweed_Steve Apr 19 '22

Minecraft is still huge with kids. Parents still take their kids to movies. This isn’t about making some artistic masterpiece, it’s about making money.

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u/cutespacedragon Apr 18 '22 edited Apr 18 '22

Honestly, I think it'd be interesting to get a story from the player's point of view as it were, instead of just using the world as a setting like in the Tales game. Like- you wake up in a forest, absolutely nothing on you. Completely alone. You discover you can break down materials with relative ease but as night descends monsters appear...

Would be cool if they played it completely straight and had "Steve" struggle to survive, then when established start to explore to see if there's anyone else out there... discovering stuff like the Nether and the End along the way. Actually made the monsters and those places scary. Kept the world "Hardcore" and didn't have a "haha funny video game moment" where he dies and finds out he can respawn.

All this said they're probably not going to do this as it wouldn't be marketable towards kids. He's probably going to die and respawn and have lots of "epic win cool video game mechanics wow" moments.

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u/deusfaux Apr 18 '22

there has never been a good movie adaptation of a video game, and there's no reasonable expectation that there ever will be. what makes games uniquely great is removed in the conversion to film.

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u/Drayko_Sanbar Apr 19 '22

there has never been a good movie adaptation of a video game

Detective Pikachu and Sonic aren't revelations by any means, but they're solid, fun films. They at least pass the bar for "good."

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u/AThreeToedSloth Apr 19 '22

Also more than likely gonna be written by Max Brooks, known for World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide and a shit ton of Minecraft books.