Minecraft Movie Gets a New Director

Mojang, developer of the immensely popular game Minecraft, just announced that a new director has signed on for the upcoming Minecraft Movie. Rob McElhenney, best known for co-creating and co-starring in the series It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, had been running around MINECON in London a couple of weeks ago, yet no one actually knew what he was doing there specifically until today.

SMDx-7-oH-SQ.878x0.Z-Z96KYq

The Minecraft movie was initially announced in early 2014, but talk about it was silenced for the most part when then-director Shawn Levy dropped out of the project over creative differences. Levy had said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that his idea for the film “had a bit of a Goonies flair”, but couldn’t talk about it in depth.

Levy pointed out that the most obvious challenge facing a Minecraft film is the fact that the game lacks much of a narrative. Minecraft is known for doing whatever you wish to do without much of a storyline to go with it. It’s all about building your own world, which everyone explores and experiences differently, making it difficult to create a storyline for the franchise that can entertain audiences for more than an hour. But after the blockbuster hit The LEGO Movie, many have high hopes for a Minecraft movie. So now it’s up to McElhenney to meet the audience’s expectations and make a movie that captures what Minecraft is all about.

 

Source: Mojang Official Website

Related: , , ,

About MMO Games