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Minecraft Movie Finds a New Director

by Sean P. Aune | January 11, 2019January 11, 2019 11:30 am EST

Warner Bros. has named a new director to the Minecraft film. Peter Sollett (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Freeheld) will be taking on the directing duties on the long-gestating project.

Warner Bros. won the film rights to Minecraft in 2014, but since then there has been a revolving door of talent attached to the project. Previously directiong duties were to fall to Shawn Levy, Rob McElhenney, or Steve Carell. Each individual circles the project for a while and then something goes wrong and we reset with another director.

According to Variety, Sollett will take up the project which will see a teenage girl and an unlikely group of adventures must save the Overworld from the Ender Dragon.

Warner Bros. wants to turn Minecraft into a franchise, and with its history with The LEGO Movie, it might be able to, but the studio just needs to get something on the screen first.




Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing