Microsoft-owned developer Mojang has announced that the movie adaptation of its hit sandbox game Minecraft will be released in theaters on May 24, 2019 by Warner Bros.


In a blog post, Mojang confirms that the movie will also be released in 3D and iMAX on that date. It added:

Yes, that might seem like a long time away, but it just so happens to be the right amount of time to make it completely awesome. And we all want an awesome Minecraft movie, right? That's it for now, but as time goes on we'll share loads more. Loads!

Rob McElhenney, the co-creator and co-star of the hit FX sitcom It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, has already been named to be the director of the Minecraft movie.