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Minecraft the Movie Scheduled for 2019 Release

Mojang and Microsoft have announced that Minecraft the Movie has been greenlit and will hit cinemas in May, 2019.


In perhaps the most expected news ever, Mojang has announced that a movie based on the game will be going into production. The Microsoft-owned developer says that picture will open in cinemas on May 24, 2019, available in standard, 3D, and IMAX.

In an official blog post to announce the company said that the date gives it three years to ensure the best movie possible:

Yes, that might seem like a long time away, but it just so happens to be the right amount of time to make it completely awesome. And we all want an awesome Minecraft movie, right?,” said Vu Bui, COO of Mojang in a blog post.

Indeed, three years seems about right to get a project from idea to full , especially as the Minecraft Movie probably lacks a director at the moment. There is also no word on which studio will be backing the production, let alone any potential stars or concept. We expect it will be animated.

As we wait of the trickle of information to turn to a probable torrent as the months and years pass, it is worth mentioning that this is a completely logical step for and Mojang. Most pop culture smashes become movies these days, with Angry Birds a comparable franchise that was given the Hollywood treatment.

Minecraft the Movie is some way off then, but Mojang has been busy with the actual game recently. The company recently announced that the title has sold over 100 million units and is the second best-selling game of all-time.

Other recent Minecraft news includes the release of the Battle Mini Game to consoles and the introduction of modding support on Windows 10 and mobile editions.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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