Microsoft has been planning on bringing forth a film version of the popular Minecraft phenomenon for a while now, with the movie being delayed last year after having lost its director. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney, who was attached to direct, had left the project in August, forcing the movie to be delayed from it’s original planned release of 2019.
Microsoft and Warner Bros. have finally announced that the official premiere date for the upcoming Minecraft movie will be March 4, 2022. Why so long, well according to the developers, “It’s only 1053 days. Or about 34 months, or 150 weeks, or a million and a half minutes.” As a game developer, the company has stated that making a live-action, full-length is both new and complicated.
“So, what do you have to look forward to….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.”
The movie will now be directed by Peter Sollett of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. You can read more about it here.