Minecraft fans will be happy to know that Minecraft: The Movie hasn’t been misplaced anywhere. The cinema film is still in development but seems to be undergoing some more changes. Another crew member is dropping from the movie’s development. The original screenplay writer was Jon Spaihts, but it seems that he won’t be following through with the Warner Bros plans. Instead, Jason Fuchs has been recruited to work on the script.
Fuchs has an impressive history in cinema as an actor and screenwriter. He is known for his portrayal or Marvin in Flipper and has turned his focus to writing screenplays such as Ice Age: Continental Drift and upcoming Luna Park. However, his latest project Pan wasn’t very successful in the box office. The experience doesn’t sit well with some fans as they wonder if Fuchs is the right person for Minecraft: The Movie.
The film has gone through a lot of adjustments over the years. Originally hatched by Mojang, the company sold it to Warner Bros in February 2014. Since then, we’ve seen quite a few of the crew leave the project. After the exodus of former director Shawn Levy and others, Rob Elhenney took on the role of director. Now the sudden switch in screenwriters leaves one to wonder just how early in the development Minecraft: The Movie is after over two years in Warner Bros’ hands.
A lot of mystery still surrounds the Minecraft movie. Warner Bros has yet to comment on the proposed plot for the movie, and we don’t even know if it will be live action or animated. Seeing how they brought on The Lego Movie producer Roy Lee, the question is still up in the air.
The Minecraft Movie is planned to be heading to the big screen for 3D and Imax theaters on May 24, 2019, but only the future will tell if it’ll be ready.Further reading: Microsoft, Minecraft, Minecraft: The Movie, Mojang, Warner Bros