Once upon a time, kids were introduced to the wild, wonderful world of horror through slender volumes like the immortally terrifying Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (the version with the original Stephen Gammell artwork — not the significantly toned-down drawings glimpsed in contemporary copies). — Max Brooks, who literally wrote the book on the walking dead in the form of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. The author recently expanded Minecraft‘s trans-media footprint by penning Minecraft: The Island, its first officially-licensed tie-in novel.
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. 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.
It’s official - Rob McElhenney has signed up to direct the upcoming Minecraft movie. The 38-year-old actor and filmmaker – best known for starring as ‘Mac’ in the FX comedy series ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ – was revealed by Mojang as their final choice to helm the upcoming videogame adaptation. “Some of you may have seen this guy hanging around MINECON in London a couple weeks ago,” revealed Mojang COO Vu Bui.