Sunny In Philadelphia's Rob McElhenney To Direct Minecraft Movie

by Kimberley Wallace on Jul 21, 2015 at 02:04 PM

About a year ago, we found out that the Minecraft movie had lost its director after Night At The Museum's Shawn Levy had abandoned the project.

Today, Mojang announced a new director on its blog: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Rob McElhenney. Nothing new was revealed about the film, other than its new director. McElhenney isn't known for his directing, but has directed a few episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and an upcoming TV movie called Pariah.

Mojang only showed off the picture of McElhenney below with a small announcement that stated, "Some of you may have seen this guy hanging around MINECON in London a couple weeks ago. He’s Rob McElhenney, and he’s going to be directing the upcoming Minecraft movie."

Warner Bros. is producing the movie about the juggernaut franchise that has sold over 20 million copies on PC alone. Ever since the franchise has gone multi-platform, it has continued to grow well beyond that number. 

[Source: Mojang Blog via Polygon]


Our Take
It's a little worrisome that this project already lost a director and nothing much has been revealed about it. Still, I have nothing to really judge it on yet, except my knowledge that movies based on games don't always work out for the best. Prove me wrong, Mojang and McElhenney!