Long Gestating Minecraft Movie Gets a Release Date

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The Minecraft team has partnered with Warner Bros. to bring the iconic video game to the big screen and it finally has a release date to put on the calendar. Some version of a Minecraft movie has been in development since 2014, but after losing the initial director, it looks like things are back on track as Warner Bros. has set a March 4, 2022 release date for the film. Peter Sollett (Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist) was brought on to direct the film just a couple months ago, which will put the focus on a teenage girl and an unlikely group of adventurers. Here’s the basics of the plot:

After the malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, they must save their beautiful, blocky Overworld.

Obviously, 2022 is still quite a bit away, but for a film that’s had plenty of trouble getting off the ground, it’s a step in the right direction. What do you hope to see out of the Minecraft Movie?