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By Travis Martin

@tjpm1994

11/16/2016

While it appears that Steve Carell‘s career is going more into a serious direction, with roles in “Foxcatcher” and “The Big Short” earning him Oscar nominations, the comedian may be returning to doing more comedy. Variety reports that Carell is in talks to star in the Warner Bros. film adaption of “Minecraft. Rob McElhenney is set to direct the film from a script he and Jason Fuchs wrote.

Created by Swedish developer Mojang AB in 2009, “Minecraft” is a 3D open-world game made up of pixelated blocks. It allows players to craft and create objects, buildings, and anything that the player can imagine. However, there is no story mode for the game, besides an 8-episode point-and-click adventure game called “Minecraft: Story Mode” created by developer Telltale.

“Minecraft: The Movie” is set to come out on May 24, 2019.