Published: Mon, August 06, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Minecraft Movie Delayed, Rob McElhenney Drops Out As Director


TheWrap reports that director and co-writer Rob McElhenney has walked out of the project, though the reasons for this move are now unknown.

The film originally revealed by the game's creator Notch in 2014, when he posted about Mojang's partnership with Warner Bros., is no longer scheduled to arrive in cinemas May 2019.

After his departure, Warner Bros. hired the writer/director duo of Aaron and Adam Nee to rewrite the script. Wonder Woman writer Jason Fuchs was previously attached to the Minecraft movie and wrote the screenplay with McElhenney.

It's also unclear why Warner Bros. chose to can what McElhenney and his team had been working on, and why the director opted to drop out of the project, though the two are likely intimately related.

Would you watch a movie based on Minecraft? The Philadelphia native is best-known for playing Mac in the FX/FXX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The Movie is now the latest one with problems, following Warner Bros. acquisition of Detective Pikachu. "So I don't know exactly what things are going into the game, but they know exactly what's going into the movie".

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