It’s interesting to look back at Minecraft’s origin story. It was originally developed by one Swedish programmer called Markus “Notch” Persson as a one-person project and was first released in 2009. Since then, the sandbox game has come a long way. Persson founded the studio Mojang, which released a beta version of the game in 2010 and the full version a year later. As the online game became more popular, big investors became interested in purchasing it. In 2014, Microsoft bought Mojang for more than $2.5 billion making Persson one of the world’s wealthiest people. Minecraft had become a franchise and one of the dominating brands in the world of video games. It is no wonder that a Hollywood movie is in the making.
The development studio Mojang has recently revealed the film’s release date. Minecraft fans will have to be patient, as the film co-produced by Warner Bros. will only debut on the silver screens on May 24th, 2019. The film will also be released for 3D and IMAX movie theaters. Aside from that, there isn’t much new information on the upcoming release. Warner Bros. has had the Minecraft movie rights since early 2014. The Executive Producer is Roy Lee (The LEGO Movie) and the director is Rob McElhenney (It’s always Sunny in Philadelphia). There’s been no word on casting or the general plot. Lee has revealed earlier this year that the project is currently in its pre-production phase, as the team behind the scene is working on the script and early designs.
The Minecraft movie will certainly face a healthy competition upon its release. Other big film releases that month include Disney’s Star Wars: Episode IX and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War – Part II.
Source: Official game homepage