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Minecraft movie in the works at Warner Bros.

Following the massive success of "The Lego Movie," it sounds like block-based blockbusters -- a pun no one could possibly refrain from using -- are a sure-fire recipe for Hollywood success. Up next: the Minecraft movie.

Dropping a bombshell on Twitter in the form of a sneaky 128-character admission, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson revealed that he and Mojang, the studio the 34-year-old Swedish developer formed to manage the title and its expansion, are working with Warner Bros. Pictures to develop a film around the game.

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Redbox taps Warner Bros. executive for president gig

Outerwall, the Redbox parent company, has appointed a new president to lead the streaming and DVD-rental kiosk company.

Mark Horak will join Redbox as its new president on March 17, the company announced on Thursday. In his new role, Horak will be charged with improving the company's relationships with Hollywood studios and growing its operations.

"Mark understands both the physical and digital aspects of the business and will help us continue to carve out our path to support the home entertainment ecosystem driving value for consumers, studios, retail partners and our company," J. Scott Di Valerio, chief … Read more

G.I. Joe and Veronica Mars fan fiction headed to Amazon

Write that epic story about Veronica Mars helping G.I. Joe with a mysterious murder on an Army base and make it legit, thanks to a new licensing agreement between Amazon, Hasbro, and Warner Bros.

Amazon Publishing plans to open up seven new Kindle Worlds based on Hasbro's popular G.I. Joe brand; Warner Bros. TV show (and upcoming movie) "Veronica Mars"; and Warner Bros. "Pretty Little Liars" spin-off "Ravenswood."

Kindle Worlds let any writer publish authorized stories inspired by popular "worlds" and make them available for readers to purchase in the Kindle Store. Currently, writers have a choice of more than 20 worlds, with the new ones expected to open in the next few months. … Read more

Wonder Woman standalone film will star Gal Gadot

Break out your Wonder Woman Underoos, the Amazonian superhero may finally be getting her own movie. Variety reports actress Gal Gadot has signed a three-picture deal with Warner Bros. to play the famous DC Comics character.

Gadot is an Israeli actress who was recently cast to sport the likely skin-tight costume in the upcoming Batman versus Superman movie. The multi-movie contract will also bring her on board for a Justice League movie, and (wait for it) a standalone Wonder Woman film.… Read more

Amazon nabs streaming rights to entire 'Veronica Mars' TV series

"Veronica Mars" fans who want to brush up on the TV series before the movie comes out later this year can now do it online at Amazon.

The Internet retail giant announced Thursday that it has struck a deal with Warner Bros., making Prime Instant Video the exclusive online streaming home of the fan-favorite television series.

Brad Beale, director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon, said in a news release that the "Veronica Mars" series -- centered on a high school student who doubles as a private investigator -- has been a popular DVD and … Read more

Watch the tiny teaser trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins

Batman: Arkham Origins, as the name suggests, is a prequel for the other two Arkham games, set a couple of years before Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Although Origins is being made by WB Montreal rather than Rocksteady, the original studio did advise Warner Bros.' in-house team on elements of the game engine and mechanics.

Warner Bros. has said that while the combat system hasn't been greatly altered, players can expect new enemies, requiring new tactics. This very brief teaser trailer introduces Deathstroke as at least one of the villains Batman will face during the game. … Read more

Netflix said to eliminate hundreds of classic titles

It appears to be expiration time again for certain movies on Netflix streaming, according to Slate. This time around, hundreds of classic titles from Warner Bros., MGM, and Universal will allegedly disappear from Instant queues on May 1.

That means goodbye Woody Allen's "Stardust Memories," "10 to Midnight" starring Charles Bronson, the James Bond hits "Dr. No" and "Goldfinger," and many more.

While this news may disappoint some users, streaming titles on Netflix tend to come and go. The video service often licenses TV shows and movies on an exclusive basis … Read more

The 404 1,226: Where the faces don't match the voices (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Bonobos opens stores that don't sell anything.

- The Smithsonian gets Warner Bros. movie props no one else wants.

- Moving Image art fair sells first ever "Vine art" for $200.… Read more

Netflix scores deals with Turner, Warner Bros.

Netflix users will soon have more shows to stream courtesy of the company's latest studio deals.

New multiyear agreements with Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. Television Group will provide Netflix with complete past seasons from the Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation, and Adult Swim. Episodes from the current TNT series "Dallas" will also saddle up for the ride.

Various Cartoon Network shows will pop up on Netflix's "Just for Kids" section. Titles will include "Adventure Time," "Ben 10," "Regular Show," and "Johnny Bravo." And Warner Bros. … Read more

Warner Bros. to bring 'Revolution,' 'Fringe' to Netflix

Netflix and Warner Bros. have signed a deal that will deliver several popular shows to the streaming service.

The companies announced today that they have signed a deal that will see several Warner Bros. Television Group shows make their way to Netflix, including "Revolution," "Fringe," "The West Wing," and "666 Park Avenue." According to the companies, Netflix will be the exclusive online home to complete prior seasons of the shows.

All told, eight shows are included in the deal, but in the future, more could be added.

Time Warner, which owns Warner … Read more