Mojang has been planning a Minecraft movie for years, and there’s no end in sight to the wait. Over two years ago, a May 2019 release date was announced, but even that far-off target couldn’t be met. At the time, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney was attached to write and direct the movie, but he has since dropped the project altogether.
Speaking with The Wrap, McElhenney confirmed that he had moved on, which means the script he worked on with Jason Fuchs (a co-writer on Wonder Woman) has been tossed out. In his place, Warner Bros. has reportedly chosen Aaron and Adam Nee (Band of Robbers) to write a new script and direct the film.
It’s unclear when the Minecraft movie will hit theaters after this major shakeup, but a source close to the project says that the May 2019 date is no more. Fortunately for Warner Bros., Minecraft is still selling at an extraordinary rate many years after launch, so there’s not exactly a rush to get it to the big screen.
Source: The Wrap