Warner Bros. wants to build a solid relationship with Shawn Levy.
Deadline reports the studio is eyeing the director for its Minecraft adaptation. As the video game itself is almost entirely user-driven, with players building characters and worlds, the plot is pretty wide open for interpretation.
Levy has an eclectic background that includes family films like the Cheaper by the Dozen remake, the Night at the Museum franchise and 2006's Pink Panther. However, he also helmed the adult comedies Date Night and The Internship, the robo-boxing flick Real Steel and the family mourning comedy This is Where I Leave You. All of those pieces might fit together to create a structurally sound feature based on one of the world's most popular video games.
Warner Bros. picked up the film rights in February. Since then game makers Mojang AB sold the property to Microsoft for $2.5 billion.