It looks as though ‘Minecraft’ is edging closer…
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming ‘Minecraft’ movie – based on the hugely successful online video game – has been given a release date.
“The adaptation of the massively popular video game is set for a May 25, 2019 theatrical release via Warner Bros,” they revealed. “The movie is currently under construction, with It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney attached to direct.”
A movie adaptation of the hugely popular video game franchise has been in the works for some time… but to be honest, we have no idea exactly how that will work.
Based in an open sandbox world, ‘Minecraft’ allows players to build pretty much whatever they like… as long as they can make it out of 1 meter x 1 meter blocks. And while that’s led to some pretty awesome creations, it begs the question – how will that work as a film?
At the moment, that’s unclear.
But could the ‘Story Mode’ spin-off have something to do with it?
‘Minecraft: Story Mode’ was released episodically in 2015. Created by Telltale Games, the game is essentially a point-and-click adventure based on the original ‘Minecraft’. Following a ‘Minecraft’ newbie called Jessie, the game follows a much more narrative approach… but will the ‘Minecraft’ movie follow that particular story?
Either way, it looks as though ‘Minecraft’ is coming.
‘Minecraft’ is one of several video game movies coming soon, including ‘Assassin’s Creed’, ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘Tetris’. ‘Angry Birds’ was also recently released by Sony Pictures.
‘Minecraft’ heads to cinemas on 25 May 2019.
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