Minecraft film delayed as director and writer are replaced

Angelo Anderson
August 7, 2018

"No, that is not happening", the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star told The Wrap, which doesn't really leave much room for debate, does it?

McElhenney, meanwhile, is now working on an untitled sitcom pilot with collaborator Rob Rossell.

It's unknown when the film has been bumped to, but it will no longer hit its planned release date of May 24, 2019. The previous draft had been penned by McElhenney and Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman).

Warner Bros. has since commissioned Aaron and Adam Nee (Band of Robbers, The Last Romantic) to write a new script for the Minecraft movie.

Aaron and Adam Nee are also attached to write and direct The Masters of the Universe for Sony.

Warner Bros.' Minecraft movie has been delayed following the loss of Rob McElhenney (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), who was attacked as director and co-writer of the project. A new release date has not been provided. Roy Lee and Jill Messick are still attached to produce the film for Vertigo Entertainment. Animated films take years to make, and bringing on new writers after a director has left seems to indicate that the studio wants a whole new direction here instead of just a slight revamp. The game doesn't have a traditional plot, but instead allows players to build, fight, or explore on their own terms.

Troubled production cycles for movies based on popular video game franchises is seemingly ongoing. Would you be interested in watching if it ever gets released?

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