It’s been a long road to the big screen for the popular world-building video game Minecraft. Warner Bros. Pictures landed the rights back in 2014, and since then directors like Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) and Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) have come and gone from the project. More recently, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett signed on to helm the Minecraft movie, and now the studio has given it an official release date. Read More »
The Minecraft movie has found its new director. Following It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-creator and star Rob McElhenney‘s departure from the director’s chair after three years, Peter Sollett has been tapped as the new Minecraft movie director and writer. The Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist director steps up to helm the long-anticipated film adaptation of the popular video game of the same name.
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In the summer of 2015, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-creator and star Rob McElhenney was announced as the director of a feature-length Minecraft movie based on the mega-popular video game. The film was supposed to come out next summer, but now that seems to be in jeopardy – McElhenney is no longer on board, and the project has just hired the same writing team that’s currently attached to the long-in-the-works Masters of the Universe movie. Read More »
The Office/40 Year Old Virgin star Steve Carell is in talks to join Warner Bros’ upcoming big-screen adaptation of the video game Minecraft. Hit the jump to learn more about the Steve Carell Minecraft casting.
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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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There are only a couple weeks left in the blockbuster season, but there are still plenty of big stories to be excited about coming soon. This edition of the Best Stories of the Week includes updates on Minecraft, a sequel to Jurassic World, easter eggs from Ant-Man an uncertain future for the Terminator franchise and confirmation of a Fantastic Four and X-Men crossover in the works.
Below you’ll also find new trailers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the latest James Bond adventure Spectre and the full trailer for Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur. Check out all this and the rest of the Best Stories of the Week after the jump! Read More »
It’s no secret that the majority of movies based on video games are not very good. We’re not talking about movies set in the world of gaming or featuring fictional and real video games like TRON, Wreck-It Ralph, and this week’s release of Pixels. We’re talking about movies based on an existing video game title being brought to the big screen.
The first video game movie was Super Mario Bros. in 1993, and while that movie should have been terrible enough to kill the entire subgenre (the recent Honest Trailer for the film illustrates that pretty well), there have been about 26 video game movies released theatrically since then, and not one of them deserves to be called great (many of them can’t even be called okay).
However, there might be a chance that the future has some genuinely good video game movies on the horizon, that is if the talent attached to some forthcoming projects is any indicator. Below, we look at seven forthcoming video game movies that could break the apparent curse that plagues the subgenre.
Check out some promising video game movies coming soon after the jump!
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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 »
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Posted on Friday, December 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
Warner Bros.’ video game adaptation Minecraft suffered a big blow this week when director Shawn Levy abruptly left the project, just a couple of months after he originally signed on. Now he’s coming clean about his reasons for dropping out.
At the simplest level, it boils down to “creative differences” — what Levy envisioned and what Minecraft maker Mojang wanted were two different things. Get the truth behind the Shawn Levy Minecraft movie exit, and find out what the Shawn Levy Minecraft movie would have been, after the jump. Read More »
Last month it was reported that Real Steel/Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy would helm a big screen adaptation of the popular video game Minecraft. Now it turns out that Levy won’t direct the movie after all. Justin Kroll has learned that “Levy and writers Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney have decided to leave” after the filmmaker and writers presented a new idea to Warner Bros last month but “it didn’t mesh with what the video game developers were looking for.” So the studio will explore other options.
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