Jon Spaihts (Passengers) recently wrote a draft of director Rob McElhenney‘s (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) Minecraft, a live-action adventure film based on the game that allows players to build, explore worlds, and fight monsters. Now, a new draft of the script is coming from screenwriter Jason Fuchs (Pan). Fuchs wrote drafts of Wonder Woman and Lobo, so he’s no stranger to working on large-scale Warner Bros. projects.
Below, learn more about the new Minecraft screenwriter.
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The 11th season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia just came to a close in March with a two-part finale that saw the gang stranded on a Christian cruise liner. A 12th season of the comedy series that began on FX and moved to the recently created sister channel FXX has already been ordered, but that hasn’t stopped the network from ordering a 13th and 14th season.
Not only is that good news for fans of the Paddy’s Pub crew that consists of Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, Glenn Howerton and Danny DeVito, but the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia renewal also puts the show in TV history record books. Find out how below. Read More »
I don’t think anyone would have said there was much of a link between the show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and the video game Minecraft, but Always Sunny star and co-creator Rob McElhenney has just built a bridge between them. He’ll direct the Warner Bros. film based on the insanely popular world-building video game. Read More »
Out of all the words in that headline, it’s “Legendary Pictures” that should grab your attention. Sure you know Rob McElhenney. He’s the co-writer, co-star and co-creator of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. And Figment, well, that could be anything. But “Legendary Pictures” has a certain connotation. They make big tentpole movies, so it’s very intriguing to hear that McElhenney has signed a deal to write and direct his feature debut with the company. What’s even better is that Figment is a big family adventure. Read more below. Read More »
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Wow, what in the hell was that? The third episode in the new season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia just concluded on FX on the East Coast, and there are already viewer grumblings over what appeared to be blanket-style, integrated product placement. During the second half of the ep, entitled “The Great Recession,” I wondered if I was watching an experimental commercial starring Rob McElhenney and Glen Howerton, with an actual, traditional, (and umm, funny?) new ep to follow. I wasn’t. Compared to the backlash 30 Rock received last season for “witty” integration—which I wrote about (and against) on /Film and was later referenced by Tina Fey and Co. in an ep—I expect Sunny fans to be far more vocal come tomorrow. If you’re one of them, what did you think? Also, I’m going to make a personal policy not to mention the companies involved by name below, because bad press is definitely good press for them in these situations.
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