Minecraft Movie Gets a Director

minecraftSeveral months ago there were rumors of a movie based off the popular game Minecraft, however the hopes of many Minecraft fans were quickly shelved when director Shawn Levy stated that Mojang didn’t like the storyline they had.

Minecraft fans can once again rejoice as their movie gets the go ahead. Per Mojang themselves, Rob McElhenney will be directing the movie.

McElhenney is the co-creator and star of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and so far has only sat in the director’s chair a handful of times. His directorial resume includes three episodes of It’s Always Sunny, an upcoming TV movie Pariah and a short called Danny DeVito & the Contract.

Obviously he managed to pitch something to them that they liked. minecraft2