The Minecraft movie, which has been in the works for years now and has gone through multiple directors, has found a new release date. The film is scheduled to hit theatres on March 4, 2022, developer Mojang announced on its website. The movie, which is live-action, was at one point scheduled to come to cinemas in 2018, so it’s taken quite a while to get to this point.
Mojang also shared new plot details for the Minecraft movie. It’ll focus on a teenage girl and her “unlikely group of adventurers.” They must defeat the evil Ender Dragon and save Overworld.
Peter Sollett (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is directing the Minecraft movie, which is coming from Harry Potter film studio Warner Bros. Before Sollett, Warner Bros. had hired Stranger Things director Shawn Levy to direct, and while It’s Always Sunny star Rob McElhenney was also attached to direct, but both of those men dropped out for various reasons.
“We want to make the movie–just as we make the game–for you,” Mojang said. “We’re inspired by countless things, but none as much as the incredible stuff our community creates in Minecraft every day.”
Minecraft currently boasts 91 million monthly active players, which even tops the success of Fortnite. It has already spawned a variety of adaptations and licensing, from books and collectibles to Telltale’s Minecraft Story Mode.