New character details emerge for the “Minecraft” film being developed by Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures. Based on the extremely popular video game, Minecraft will follow several key characters as they build, destroy and craft their way though a zany and blocky adventure. As of now Peter Sollett is set to direct and they are aiming for a 2022 release date.
The New Character Details:
- Tyler – An artistic and extremely creative teen who wants nothing more than to focus on her art and move away from her parents divorce. Smart but insecure, she wishes for simpler times with her brother Eli. The world of Minecraft brings out things in her that she never thought possible.
- Zeke – A nerdy kid who is always getting laughed at. He longs for a muscular body that he knows he might never achieve. He takes interest in Tyler and her art. Although he is scared to fight, the world of Minecraft also brings out strengths that he never knew he had.
- Bernie – A former farmer of Minecraft who longs to get back to his world. He’s an old man confined to a nursing home, he is a fighter and the desire to get back to his world reignites the flames inside him.
- Eli Knight – Tyler’s older brother and is constantly down and depressed about his parents divorce. He wants things back to the way things were. He is so upset about the divorce, that he allows himself to be taken over by The Dragon’s mind control. Stronger than he knows, he needs to realize that the love for his family is strong enough to defeat the forces of evil.
- Barbara – A cross between Rambo and The Terminator, she’s a fighter, good with a blade and enjoys killing zombies and taking on the bad guys.
- The Dragon – An evil entity who wants to rule the “Overworld” and punish those responsible for locking him away.
- Miguel – A builder from Minecraft who struggles to adjust to the real world. Though he tries to get involved in architecture, but is not welcomed by the “higher-ups” in the real world. He leaps at the chance to go back to Minecraft.
- Ti Ying – An engineer who has been thrown out of Minecraft. He is more than ready to take on the evils of The Dragon.
Warner Brothers is hopeful that their “Minecraft” film will be one of the next video game films that reaches the success of Paramount’s “Sonic The Hedgehog”. Though Minecraft is the highest selling videogame of all time, the prime of its popularity has long faded away. It will be interesting to see if audiences come out in packs or if a Minecraft film came out too late. We say that but at the same time, Angry Birds has spawned a trilogy well past the peak popularity of that property.
So anything is possible and it will be intriguing to see how “Minecraft” translates to live-action.