Minecraft: The Movie

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Minecraft: The Movie
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Directed by

Rob McElhenney

Produced by

Roy Lee
Jill Messick

Based on

Minecraft by Mojang AB

Production companies

Mojang logo.svg Mojang AB
WarnerBrosLogo.svg Warner Bros.

Release date

May 24, 2019

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Minecraft: The Movie is an upcoming 2019 Swedish-American 3D film based on the video game of the same name. It is being directed by Rob McElhenney and will be released on May 24, 2019.

Production[edit | edit source]

The movie was revealed on February 27, 2014 by Notch when he posted on Twitter that someone was trying to leak Mojang's partnership with Warner Bros. about a Minecraft film. He stated that he wanted to be the leak.[1] Script work began on March 2, 2014.[2]

On October 8, 2014, Vu Bui stated that the movie was in "its early days of development", saying that it was a "large-budget production". He also stated that it might not be released until 2018.[3]

On July 21, 2015, Vu Bui announced that Rob McElhenney would serve as the director of the film, ultimately replacing former director, Shawn Levy.[4] Levy was originally going to direct the film, but parted ways with the project because the studio "didn't dig the idea."[5]

On June 27, 2016, Mojang announced the title and release date for "Minecraft: The Movie" by showing the front cover of the script and publicly announcing a release date.[6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://twitter.com/notch/status/439164234099073024
  2. http://entertainment.time.com/2014/02/28/lego-movie-minecraft-warner-bros/
  3. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/08/minecraft-movies-youtube-mojang-licensing?view=desktop/work=The
  4. https://mojang.com/2015/07/weve-chosen-a-director-for-the-minecraft-movie/
  5. http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/21/minecraft-movie-rob-mcelhenney-directing
  6. http://mojang.com/2016/06/the-minecraft-movie-has-a-release-date/