The MINECRAFT Movie is Moving Forward and it Has a New Release Date and Story Details

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The feature film version of Minecraft has been in development for some time already. Both Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) and Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) were attached to direct it at different points before Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Raising Victor Varga) was hired to take it on.

Now the official website for the film has announced that the movie is moving forward and that it has a new release date of March 4th, 2022, so we are going to have to wait a good amount of time before we see it. Will Minecraft even still be popular in 2022!? Probably.

The story will follow a “teenage girl and her unlikely group of adventurers. After the malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, they must save their beautiful, blocky Overworld.”

The press release amusingly says:

That date is March 4, 2022. Does it sound distant? We beg to differ! It’s only 1053 days. Or about 34 months, or 150 weeks, or a million and a half minutes. Not that we’re counting, of course. Besides, it turns out that making a live-action, full-length feature film is really complicated!

So, what do you have to look forward to, roughly 25,000 hours from now? Well, as you devour your movie snack of choice (we like a suspicious stew with a side of square watermelon), we’ll tell you the story of a teenage girl and her unlikely group of adventurers. After the malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, they must save their beautiful, blocky Overworld. Sounds ambitious! Luckily, the very talented director Peter Sollett (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist) will be making sure everyone stands in the right place and delivers award-worthy performances. No pressure! Also, we’re partnered with Warner Bros, a company that’s been around the block. So to speak. What we’re trying to say is, this movie is in very capable hands!

Since we’re a game developer first, making a movie will be new and very exciting. And while the movie has to be different from the game (otherwise, you’d be in for an infinite movie in very low resolution) one thing will definitely be the same. We want to make the movie — just as we make the game — for you. We’re inspired by countless things, but none as much as the incredible stuff our community creates in Minecraft every day. So keep it coming!

In summary: the movie has a date. It has a director. It has an official storyline, and we’re NOT AT ALL COUNTING THE DAYS TO THIS MONUMENTAL EVENT. 1053, 1052, 1051...

I’m not into Minecraft at all, but a know a ton of people, mostly kids, who are, and while this movie may not be for me, it’s for them, and I’m sure that there are a lot of fans looking forward to seeing how this movie turns out. Are you one of them?

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