“Minecraft” will be blowing up the big screen on May 25, 2019.
Warner Bros. set a release date on Monday for the video game adaptation, which will be presented in 3D and on Imax.
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star and co-creator Rob McElhenney is directing the movie.
“Minecraft” will go head to head against two massive films in May of 2019: Disney’s “Star Wars: Episode IX” and Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War — Part II.”
Warner Bros. acquired film rights to the video game franchise from Swedish developer Mojang AB in February of 2014. Roy Lee (“Lego Movie”) will produce through his Vertigo Entertainment production company along with Jill Messick (“Mean Girls”).
Director Shawn Levy, and writers Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney were initially attached to the project. The trio departed in December of 2014 after their concept didn’t fit the video game developers’ vision.
The game, which debuted in 2009, allows players to create their own avatars and build an environment using textured cubes in a 3D world as they battle nocturnal monsters. Multiple gameplay modes are available, including survival mode, creative mode and adventure mode.
“Angry Birds” is the most recent mobile game to get the movie treatment, with “Candy Crush” and “Fruit Ninja” films in the works.