'Minecraft' Movie Loses Director Rob McElhenney, Finds New Writers



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. "No, that is not happening", he told The Wrap in regards to his involvement. The big-screen adaptation of the hugely popular video game has hit another roadblock, with Rob McElhenney dropping out as director, most likely pushing back the expected May 2019 release date.

McElhenney was set to direct and co-write the film with Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman, Pan).

In addition to a change at the helm, Warner Bros. has chose to scrap the previous script in a favor of a new one that will be written by the Nee Brothers, Adam and Aaron, who are best-known for 2006's The Last Romantic and 2015's Band of Robbers. Roy Lee (The LEGO Movie) is still going to serve as this film's producer. A new release date has not been provided. The film was supposed to come out next summer, but now that seems to be in jeopardy - McElhenney is no longer on board, and the project has just hired the same writing team that's currently attached to the long-in-the-works Masters of the Universe movie.

The movie is being produced by Warner Bros.

He's the second director to leave the project, following the departure of Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) amid creative differences with the game's developer. Would you be interested in watching if it ever gets released?

The Minecraft movie, based on Markus "Notch" Persson's video game that encourages players to build blocky, immersive worlds.

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