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Minecraft movie gets (a new) director


The Minecraft movie that’s in production by Warner Bros. (who also did the quite fantastic LEGO Movie) has found a director. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia co-star, director and writer Rob McElhenney will be taking the job, as announced by Mojang yesterday. Rob’s been making TV and film for over a decade, with the long running comedy series he created going successfully since 2005. He also worked on various movies before It’s Always Sunny started and has been involved with Lost.

Rob’s only statement so far on the matter has been a tweet to Mojang saying “let’s do something strange and wonderful.” The director was seen wandering around Minecon earlier this month, and now we know why.

Other staff on the film include producer Roy Lee of the Vertigo label, who worked on the Lego Movie, Godzilla, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and is currently helping put together an Adventure Time film.

Details on the movie itself are very light as it is still in pre-production. Current release estimates (which are far more accurate than for games) are some time in 2018. Nothing of plot, script or casting has been released.