Originally planned for a wide theatrical release next month, Warner Bros. has officially set a new release date for its long-developing adaptation of the popular video game Minecraft.
The studio has now scheduled for March 4, 2022, as pre-production resumes on the animated adaptation of the fantasy game where players create their own worlds using cubes while exploring the setting.
The film was originally slated to be directed by It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator Rob McElhenney, with McElhenney co-writing the adaptation with Jason Fuchs (Pan). However, the duo left the project in August, citing creative differences, significantly delaying the production. McElhenney was the second director to leave the film after original director Shawn Levy (A Night at the Museum) departed in December 2014, also citing creative differences with the video game developers.
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In January, filmmaker Peter Sollett (Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist) officially replaced McElhenney and Fuchs to write and direct the film, although no new release date was announced at that time. Now, with three years to go until its opening, production is starting fresh on the eagerly anticipated video game adaptation.
Minecraft is written and directed by Peter Sollett. The film is scheduled to be released on March 4, 2022.