Minecraft Helped To Guide Shootout Movie Free Fire's Set

Minecraft helped to guide shootout movie Free Fire's set By Steven McKenzie BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

28 February 2017

Film-maker Ben Wheatley has revealed how he used the video game Minecraft to help him build the set for his new action movie Free Fire.

Brie Larson and Sharlto Coley star in the film. Extremecraft A complicated shootout takes place in an abandoned factory.

Wheatley explained that he first designed the factory's layout using Minecraft during a Q&A in Inverness.

This helped to guide the physical scale models and the final set.

Wheatley, director of High-Rise and Sightseers, was in Inverness on Monday as part of a tour of UK cinemas with his film before it goes out on general release.

The Highland city was home to the film-maker when he was a young boy in the 1970s.

Free Fire also stars Armie Harms, while Martin Scorsese (a fan of Wheatley’s 2011 movie Kill List) is an executive producer.

He said that he was currently working on an adaptation for Frank Miller's graphic novel Hard Boiled during the Eden Court question and answer session.

Miller's Sin City stories have previously been made into films.

Wheatley stated that the adaptation was still in the writing stage and could take up to four years before it is ready for production as a movie.

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