Steve Carell is in talks to star in the upcoming Warner Bros. Minecraft movie.
It’s unknown what role the actor will play, and according to Variety, Warner Bros. has no comment on the casting at this time.
The movie is still a long ways off. In June, Mojang announced the Minecraft movie release date isn’t until May 24, 2019.
Of course, Minecraft is a familiar property to just about everyone, and Mojang is involved with the movie’s development. The Minecraft movie aims to the capture the same audience as Jurassic World.
Rob McElhenney of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is writing and directing the movie. Between McElhenney and Carell, it’s pretty safe to assume this won’t be a gritty reboot of the Minecraft franchise.
Back in February 2014, a fan-funded Minecraft movie “The Birth of Man” gained widespread notoriety after it was shut down by Mojang. The fan-movie predated the announcement of the officially sanctioned Warner Bros., but was shut down because it used the Minecraft IP without permission from its owners.