The film adaptation for the best-selling video game has been in development for quite a while, find out why.
The best-selling video game of all time, Minecraft, will invade the big screen in an upcoming film adaptation.
Minecraft: The Movie is an upcoming film based on the popular video game developed by Mojang Studios.
The film adaptation will be directed by Peter Sollett while Allison Schroeder will pen the screenplay.
This isn't the first time for popular video games to be adapted into films. While these types of films cater to a rather specific niche, most of them still manage to amass a significant amount of success.
Let's discuss all the key points of this upcoming film.
A wicked Ender Dragon is determined to destroy the beautiful, blocky Overworld. The hope lies in the hands of a teenage girl who must do her best to save her world.
In the Minecraft game, an Ender Dragon is a final boss dragon that lives on the main island of the End- one of the two alternative dimensions in the game.
Killing the dragon will open an exit portal and would bring the player back to the spawning point.
Minecraft is an insanely successful video game with players from different age-range across the world. It requires players to explore a 3D world, collect materials, craft tools, and then create structures such as houses with cubes.
The news about its film adaptation was leaked by the game creator himself, Markus "Notch" Persson on February 28, 2014. Markus' Mojang partnered with h Warner Bros. for this project.
Screenplay work started on March 2, 2014.
The current release date listed for the film is March 4, 2022. It was originally due for release on May 24, 2019.
The film faced significant production challenges. In 2018, during the film productions, producer Jill Messick committed suicide at age 50.
On August 3, 2018, former director Rob McElhenney and writer Jason Fuch dropped out of the project and was replaced by Aaron and Adam Nee.
The two ended up being replaced by Peter Sollett on January 3, 2019.
Not much is known regarding the cast members of the upcoming film yet. Steve Carell was reportedly in talks to star in the film back in 2016 but had to leave the project due to conflicts in schedule.
IMDB has listed the film as still under pre-production, which is kinda sad considering it has been six years since the adaptation was leaked.
But oh well, good things take time, don't they? On the other hand, the adaptation film might not be Mojang's current top priority. Being named best-selling video game of all time sure means there are a lot of concerns that require more immediate attention to keep them on top of the gaming hierarchy.