'Minecraft' Movie Gets New Release Date
"Minecraft" fans will have to wait a little longer to see the video game on the big screen.
Warner Bros. has pushed back the movie's release date to March 4, 2022.
The project has been in development for several years. It was first announced in October 2014, fresh off the studio's success with "The Lego Movie." The film received a release date of May 24, 2019 and Shawn Levy ("Night at the Museum") was attached to direct. When he departed the project, Rob McElhenney ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") was brought on to direct with Steve Carell to star. But that fell apart, too.
Then, earlier this year, Peter Sollett ("Raising Victor Vargas," "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist") was hired to direct.
Very little is known about the story, but it will reportedly follow a teen girl and her unlikely group of adventurers who must save their beautiful, blocky Overworld from the malevolent Ender Dragon.