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For a movie that is almost exclusively about putting blocks into place, the Minecraft adaptation has had a host of issues laying down a solid foundation. But according to the game’s official site, the long-in-the-works Warner Bros. project has for-real for-real landed a release date: March 4, 2022.
That’s a long way off from the film’s originally slated premiere date of March 24, 2019, a.k.a, uh, one month from right now. But a lot has happened behind the scenes of the film, which is based on the massively popular sandbox video game released in 2011. The film adaptation was born from the success of The LEGO Movie in 2014, with LEGO producer Roy Lee spearheading the project. Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) was originally brought in to direct but dropped off the project due to scheduling. Stepping up in Levy’s absence was Rob McElhenney, co-creator and star of FXX’s long-running It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. After McElhenney also departed Minecraft...
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