Mojang, the Microsoft-owned company that is responsible for the development of Minecraft, has announced the release date of the upcoming Minecraft movie. According to the blog post, that date is Friday, March 4, 2022, which is almost three years from today due to the fact that “making a live-action, full-length feature film is really complicated.”
In addition to the release date, the staff writers on the Minecraft blog have also given us what to expect in the movie, stating that it’s a “story of a teenage girl and her unlikely group of adventurers. After the malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, they must save their beautiful, blocky Overworld.”
Dates! They are important, because they allow us to clear our calendars for exciting, nay, MONUMENTAL events. Such as the upcoming Minecraft movie, which finally has one! March 4, 2022. Just around the corner! A few more details here: https://t.co/JfIEBYpptc pic.twitter.com/CstpQVKPdY
— Minecraft (@Minecraft) April 16, 2019
The Warner Bros. film is being directed by Peter Sollett, who previously worked on other projects such as Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. He will work alongside of Aaron and Adam Nee, who both replaced the former director Rob McElhenny and co-writer of the initial script Jason Fuchs.
Due to the multiple unfortunate delays, it seems the many Minecraft fans will have a good bit of time to wait before they get to set their eyes on the high-budget film. On the bright side, you can always enjoy the continuous new features the game receives, which might make the movie look outdated when it finally does hit the big screens.