We’ve just learned that there will be delays in putting together the upcoming ‘Minecraft‘ movie as Rob McElhenney (‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’,’Pariah’) will no longer be sitting in the director’s chair. This will potentially cause delays to the Warner Brothers adaptation of the video game series as McElhenney was also a co-writer for the film as well. With his departure, the Nee Brothers (‘Band of Robbers’) will be handling writing duties and will be taking over the screenplay draft which had previously been penned by ‘Wonder Woman’ writer Jason Fuchs. It should be noted that while Aaron and Adam Nee are only attached to write the new film at this point, they are also directing ‘Masters of the Universe‘ for Sony Pictures and Mattel which could lead the pair to direct this film as well.
According to an insider, these new changes will delay the release of the film, but a new timeline has yet to be shared. No real details have been released of the live-action adaptation quite yet, but any hints of what the plot could be would now be outdated with a new set of writers in place.
‘Minecraft’ was released in 2009 by Markus “Notch” Persson and has over 100 million users across the globe. It is unclear what direction the cinematic take on the game will be at this time.
Are you sad to hear that Rob McElhenney will no longer be writing or directing ‘Minecraft’? What do you think could have caused this major shakeup in the creative team for the movie? Do you think this delay could benefit or hurt the film? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Wrap