Minecraft Movie Delay Announced, Rob McElhenney Bows Out As Director

The hit video game title that’s taken the world by storm has faced a delay in its film-making adaptation, according to Warner Bros. Studio. The pixelated adventure game turned film, Minecraft, faces major changes in its direction and development, effectively pushing back its current release date announced for May 2019. Instead, fans will have to wait much longer to see it as it goes under major rework.

As of now, there’s no telling when the Minecraft film will premiere as Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) has backed down as director for the film. Whether Warner Bros. decided to remove the acclaimed actor’s role as director or it was in his best interest to leave the project is unclear. Despite that, they’re on the lookout for someone new and the production company decidedly abandoned the script written by McElhenney and Jason Fuchs.

Instead, brothers Aaron and Adam Nee will take their place, both known for their work on The Last Romantic (2006), Band of Robbers (2015), and the upcoming Masters of the Universe (2019). Roy Lee, known for his work on The Lego Movie (2014), will produce the Minecraft movie alongside Jill Messick under the Vertigo Entertainment label.

Passing a question on to you, why do you think McElhenney had to leave as director of the Minecraft movie? Do you think conflicts arose between stakeholders or Warner Bros. were simply looking for a different director style? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on DFTG Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of our latest:

Minecraft is available now to play on PC.

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