Warner Bros. scooped up the film license to Minecraft from developer Mojang quickly after The LEGO Movie hit big in theaters. Minecraft is as much a toy box as a video game, and has often been described as a kind of digital LEGO set.
The Minecraft film is being produced by Jill Messick with Roy Lee, through Vertigo, who also co-produced The LEGO Movie for Warner Bros. The studio is apparently hoping that lightning will strike twice for Lee.
Levy's other work includes director and/or producer credits on This is Where I Leave You, Real Steel, Big Fat Liar, The Pink Panther and Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.