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Rob McElhenney to helm Minecraft film

July 21st, 2015 by Dave Bowling Comments



I honestly thought it was a joke at first.

Yep, the odd concept that is Warner Bros. and Mojang’s film version of the Lego-on-your-laptop game Minecraft has found a director. Rob McElhenney, best known for his role as Mac in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, a TV show he created and wrote, has been lined up to helm the project.

Voo Bui, Chief Operating Officer at Mojang, has recently made this announcement:

Some of you may have seen this guy hanging around MINECON in London a couple weeks ago. He’s Rob McElhenney, and he’s going to be directing the upcoming Minecraft movie.


So, yeah. It’s happening. Somebody is definitely turning Minecraft, a sandbox game with zero plot, into a movie. I know there’s a story mode spinoff, but will that be enough to sustain a movie? Or will there be some kind of Lego Movie rip-off thing going on? I honestly don’t know, there’s no other details available at the moment. It’s late and this is hurting my brain. Honestly, what is going on in this world?

And before you say anything, yes, I know Lego did a Minecraft set. Talk about life imitating art…

Source: Coming Soon

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...