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Director and co-writer of the upcoming Minecraft movie, Rob McElhenney, is no longer working on the upcoming flick causing it to lose its 2019 release window.

According to The Wrap, McElhenney said that he was no longer working on Warner Bros. upcoming movie based on the insanely popular sandbox game from Mojang. This has caused the studio to look elsewhere for a new script, with Adam and Aaron Nee currently in talks.

This isn’t the first time the Minecraft movie has been in a spot of bother, previously Shawn Levy was brought in to direct the movie with writers Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney. Though they left due to creative differences between developer Mojang.

This news has caused the movie to ditch its original release date of May 24, 2019.

Minecraft Movie Delayed as Director Departs - n3rdabl3

It’ll be interesting to see if Steve Carell, who is expected to star in the movie, will stick around for the new script. Producer Roy Lee is also on board with his and Jill Messick’s production company Vertigo Entertainment.

In the video game world, Minecraft has just received its second helping of Aquatic content which introduces underwater zombies and sea turtles to the game.

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