'Minecraft' Movie Gets New Director in 'Raising Victor Vargas' Peter Sollett
The long-developing "Minecraft" movie has a new director.
Warner Bros. has brought on Peter Sollett to helm the big-screen adaptation of the popular video game. Sollett is best known for directing "Raising Victor Vargas,""Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," and "Freeheld."
The movie has been in development since 2014, when Warner Bros. won the coveted rights. Shawn Levy ("Night at the Museum") was attached to direct but left the project due to scheduling issues. In 2015, the studio hired "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia" creator/star Rob McElhenney to direct, with Steve Carell possibly leading the cast. But that also fell apart.
Sollett is a surprising choice, as his previous directing projects are all intimate dramas.
At this point, the movie is still in the early stages of development, since it's not clear if there is even a script or who is even writing one. The story will reportedly follow a teen girl and her unlikely group of adventurers who must save their beautiful, blocky Overworld from the malevolent Ender Dragon.