Next year’s planned cinematic adaptation of Minecraft has been pushed back.

The gaming sensation was being brought to the big screen by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney and co-writer Jason Fuchs. However, it’s come to light that both have moved on from the project.

McElhenney confirmed to The Wrap: “No, that is not happening,” which means Warner Bros has found replacements in the form of writing/directing duo Aaron and Adam Nee.

The pair made their names with 2015’s indie flick Band of Robbers, which took inspiration from the literary works of Mark Twain.
Adam Nee and Aaron Nee pictured in 2015

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Minecraft’s originally planned release date (May 24, 2019) will no doubt be changed in the months to come, but that shouldn’t dishearten fans – at least the new team isn’t rushing to meet deadlines.

Remember when director Ron Howard took the reins on Solo: A Star Wars Story, following Chris Miller and Phil Lord’s exit during filming? His stress levels must have been through the roof…
Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson & Danny DeVito in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia S09E10

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Meanwhile, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia will potentially last for another three seasons, according to actor Charlie Day.

He shared: “You definitely get season 13, which we’re making right now, and season 14, which we’re contracted to do, and then beyond that, it’ll be up to FX.

“But I think 15 is the record for a comedy, so I imagine we’ll all want to hold the record for the longest-running comedy in America. Fifteen would be the record for the longest live-action comedy, so we’ll probably try and break that record if we can.”