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