Oh right, yes, they are making a Minecraft movie, aren’t they? Is It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia chap Rob McElhenney still on to direct it? What strange times. Anyway! Mojang today announced, three years in advance, when the movie will launch: May 24th, 2019.
I mention this because the schools usually half their summer half-term holiday around then, so you can use this time to plan and make yourself scarce if you have nieces and nephews with parents who’ll say “You like those games, don’t you? You can take them, can’t you? You will, won’t you? I’m just… I’m so tired. I can’t deal with them right now. You don’t have a proper job, do you?”
What’s it even about? Heck if I know. What even is it? Some sort of a jolly adventure, I suppose. Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode is a friendly little fantasy hero story set in Sticklebricklandia, calling upon Minecraft monsters, contraptions, and so on when appropriate. Maybe this’ll shoot for a LEGO Movie vibe? I’ve no idea what to expect, other than – surely – a lot of cameo appearances from famous Minecraft YouTubefolk.
May 24th, 2019. I shall be up a hill or under water or in France or on a remote island.