Troubled production cycles for movies based on popular video game franchises is seemingly ongoing. Minecraft: The Movie is now the latest one with problems, following Warner Bros. acquisition of Detective Pikachu.
The film originally revealed by the game's creator Notch in 2014, when he posted about Mojang's partnership with Warner Bros., is no longer scheduled to arrive in cinemas May 2019. The latest reports are the director and co-writer, Rob McElhenny, has walked away from the project.
Aaron and Adam Nee have now been brought in to direct the film and will also rewrite the script. This is purportedly the third director swap since the project's beginning. The original one left over "creative differences" with Warner Bros.
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