The Minecraft movie has been in development for years already, and now it’s reached another stage of production. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has hired Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures, Frozen 2) to write the newest script.
She’s just the latest writer for the Minecraft movie. Aaron and Adam Nee (Band of Robbers) wrote an earlier draft, while Wonder Woman writer Jason Fuchs wrote the draft before that.
Schroeder earned an Oscar nomination for co-writing Hidden Figures. She also co-wrote the Winnie the Pooh movie Christopher Robin and the upcoming Frozen 2.
It’s also been revolving door for the Minecraft movie when it comes to directors. Warner Bros. hired Stranger Things director Shawn Levy, but he dropped out. The company later brought on It’s Always Sunny star Rob McElhenney to direct, but he left the project, too.
Peter Sollett (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is now attached to direct.
According to Minecraft developer Mojang, the Minecraft movie will focus on a teenage girl and her “unlikely group of adventurers.” They must defeat the evil Ender Dragon and save Overworld. It’s not clear, however, if any of these plot details have changed now that Schroeder has been hired to write a new draft.
“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.”
The Minecraft movie is scheduled for release in theatres on March 4, 2022. There is no word yet on if it will be animation or live action, or a hybrid, nor do we know who may star in it. At one point, Steve Carell was apparently connected to the project, though it’s unclear if that’s still the case.