Minecraft movie will be directed by It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia's Rob McElhenney

The hit sanbox game Minecraft, now owned by Microsoft, is going to be adapted into a feature film. Minecraft's main studio Mojang just announced that the director of the movie will be Rob McElhenney, the co-creator and co-star of the hit FX sitcom It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

The announcement was accompanied by a picture of McElhenney taken at the recent Minecon convention in London, which he quietly attended. McElhenney himself posted a message addressing the announcement on his Twitter account, saying, "Hey @Mojang let's do something strange and wonderful."

The Minecraft movie itself has been in the works for some time at Warner Bros. At one point, it had selected Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy to direct the film but he later bowed out. There's no word yet on when production will begin on the movie with McElhenney directing, nor is there a release date.

Source: Mojang

John Callaham