Minecraft film heading to theaters in 2022
It’s been an extended street of growth for the variation of the groundbreaking recreation Minecraft to get to the massive display screen and developer Mojang has introduced through their web site that the movie not solely has a brand new launch date, however can also be making progress behind the scenes.
The movie, which is being written and directed by Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), will observe a teenage lady and her unlikely group of adventurers who, after the malevolent Ender Dragon units out on a path of destruction, should save their stunning, blocky Overworld.
Within the publish, the developer not solely pronounces a 2022 launch date, however it additionally reveals that they’re working carefully with Sollett and Warner Bros. to make sure that the film shall be totally different from the sport in the best methods and that it’ll ship a high quality product for the audiences.
“That date is March four, 2022. Does it sound distant? We beg to vary! It’s solely 1053 days. Or about 34 months, or 150 weeks, or 1,000,000 and a half minutes. Not that we’re counting, after all. Apart from, it seems that making a live-action, full-length function movie is actually difficult!” Mojang mentioned within the publish. “Since we’re a recreation developer first, making a film shall be new and really thrilling. And whereas the film has to be totally different from the sport (in any other case, you’d be in for an infinite film in very low decision) one factor will certainly be the identical. We wish to make the film — simply as we make the sport — for you. We’re impressed by numerous issues, however none as a lot because the unbelievable stuff our group creates in Minecraft day-after-day. So hold it coming!”
The difference has been in growth for 5 years now after Warner Bros. gained the battle for the rights to the online game, with Shawn Levy (Stranger Issues) initially hooked up to direct and Jason Fuchs (Surprise Girl) penning the script, however after the pair exited, It’s All the time Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Rob McElhenney signed on to direct and write the movie, however he additionally exited the venture final August, placing the venture again into growth turnaround. Stunning Boy‘s Steve Carell has additionally been rumored to star within the movie since 2016, however no official casting has been made.
The Minecraft film, primarily based on Markus “Notch” Persson’s online game that encourages gamers to construct blocky, immersive worlds. The sport hit consoles again in 2009, and have become an enormous hit earlier than the big-screen adaptation was first introduced two years in the past. Now, because the manufacturing seems for a brand new director, it’s unlikely to satisfy its deliberate launch date in Might of 2019. Roy Lee and Jill Messick are nonetheless hooked up to provide the movie for Vertigo Leisure.
Aaron and Adam Nee are additionally hooked up to jot down and direct The Masters of the Universe for Sony. Primarily based on the favored Mattel toys and kids’s cartoon that inform the adventures of He-Man in his legendary land of Eternia, the movie is planning for a December 2019 launch date.
McElhenney, in the meantime, is at present engaged on an untitled sitcom pilot with collaborator Rob Rossell. The pilot will star Rob Riggle, Kaitlyn Olson, and Leah Remini, and is at present eyeing a midseason premiere for 2019 or past.
Minecraft is ready to hit theaters on March four, 2022.