Warner Bros. has finally found a director for their Minecraft movie, based on the extremely popular video game of the same name. Variety reports that Nick and Norah director Peter Sollett has landed the gig and could give the project some new life.
They’ve also included the first synopsis as the movie will play-up the adventurous nature of the video game.
Based on the globally popular video game, the story follows a teenage girl and her unlikely group of adventurers who, after the malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, must save their beautiful, blocky Overworld.
The project has had a couple of hiccups and false starts along a heap of screenwriters tackling the script, this sounds like things are finally coming together. I’m also liking the sound of the project with this synopsis as it could be taking more of a fantasy angle, which I can dig.
HN Entertainment has learned that the film has added supervising art director Helen Jarvis (Watchmen, Justice League, Rise of The Planet of The Apes, Warcraft, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Maleficent 2).
Our pals over at DiscussiingFilm had previously revealed visual effects supervisor Jim Berney (Aquaman, Pacific Rim: Uprising) and production designer Jim Bissell (300, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) will also be working on the film.
Production Designer Jim Bissell (‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’, ‘300’) has joined the crew for the ‘MINECRAFT’ movie. (EXCLUSIVE) pic.twitter.com/9zv2uAXH4E
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) December 1, 2018
Visual Effects Supervisor Jim Berney (‘Aquaman’, ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’) has joined the crew for ‘MINECRAFT: THE MOVIE’. (EXCLUSIVE) pic.twitter.com/UcxWNas6vx
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) January 2, 2019
Warner Bros. has yet to give Minecraft an official release date but if things start this year there is a good chance of it coming out sometime in 2020.