The ‘Minecraft’ Movie By Warner Bros. To Be Directed By Peter Sollett
Minecraft Movie is set to write and direct the long-anticipated Warner Bros.’ feature film adaptation of the immensely popular video game “Minecraft.” Vertigo’s Roy Lee and Jon Berg will produce. The developer who made the game, Mojang, is part of the board and will also serve as a producer, while Jon Spaihts will executive produce.
The story of the film will follow a teenage girl and her group of friends, as these adventurers have to save the blocky Overworld from the malevolent Ender Dragon’s path of destruction.
The Movie is an upcoming live-action Swedish-American film based on the video game Minecraft. It is being directed by Jared Hess from a screenplay by Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer.
Originally slated to be released on March 4, 2022 by Warner Bros. Pictures, the release date is now unknown due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Over recent years, the studio has been working hard to launch the franchise. They landed the highly coveted rights back in 2014. Ever since, various talented people have been circulating the project, with the likes of Shawn Levy and Rob McElhenney, who were previously on board to direct.
Minecraft Movie would later state that his vision of the film was budgeted at $150 million, and that studios in Vancouver were booked for filming, but it “slowly died on the vine” when studio head Greg Silverman was replaced by Toby Emmerich, who had a different vision for the film.
On January 3, 2019, it was reported that Jim Berney has been appointed for the film’s visual effects.Later that same month, it was reported that Peter Sollett would write and direct the film, with Jon Berg being added as a producer, and Jon Spaihts being added as an executive producer, along with information about the plot revolving around the ender dragon destroying the Overworld.
This information would be confirmed the following April in a blog post made on the Minecraft website, announcing that the film would be released on March 4, 2022.
On June 24, 2019, it was reported that Allison Schroeder would be writing the latest script for the film.
On April 18, 2022, it was reported that Jared Hess would direct the film, along with Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer writing the latest script. Production is slated to begin later that year. Lydia Winters and Mary Parent were also added as producers, while Cale Boyter was also added as an executive producer.
On February 27, 2014, Notch posted on Twitter that Mojang Studios’ partnership with Warner Bros. about a Minecraft film was being “leaked”, saying that he wanted to be the one to leak it out Minecraft Movie .
That same day, it was reported that Roy Lee and Jill Messick were added as producers.
Steve Carell was also considered for a role before scheduling broke the negotiations. The studio is aware that “Minecraft” is a globally sold brand, and recognizes the potential it has in the form of a Minecraft Movie .
Minecraft Movie , Vu Bui stated that the movie was in “its early days of development”, saying that it was a “large-budget production” and that it was planned to release within three to four years.
Later that same month, it was reported that Shawn Levy would direct the film, but soon left the project along with Kieran and Michele Mulroney, who were serving as writers, due to creative differences and scheduling conflicts.
It was reported that Levy and the Mulroney’s vision for the film didn’t mesh well with what Mojang was looking for.
Levy would later state in an interview that he envisioned a Minecraft film as an adventure movie with a Goonies flair.On July 21, 2015, Vu Bui announced that Rob McElhenney would serve as the director of the Minecraft Movie June 27, 2016, Mojang Studios announced the title and release date for Minecraft: The Movie by showing the front cover of the script and publicly announcing a release date of May 24, 2019.
On October 13, 2016, it was reported that Jason Fuchs would be writing the script alongside Minecraft Movie .On February 7, 2018, producer Jill Messick committed suicide at age 50, making Minecraft: The Movie the last movie she worked on.On August 3, 2018, it was reported that Minecraft Movie and Jason Fuchs were replaced by writing duo Aaron and Adam Nee. The film was taken off the release schedule as a result of the replacement Minecraft Movie .