Newswire: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney to direct Minecraft movie

Enacting a transformation almost as dramatic as that time when he got really fat for a year, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia creator Rob McElhenney has confirmed that he’ll be adding “director of family-friendly video game adaptations” to his current duties as writer and star of a gleefully amoral FXX sitcom. According to a post on the front page of Mojang AB, the company behind massively successful block-smashing simulator Minecraft, McElhenney has been tapped to direct the planned film adaptation of the Microsoft-owned property.

Warner Bros. acquired the film rights to Minecraft last year, after the massive success of The Lego Movie sent it on a cube-seeking frenzy, gobbling up block-based IP like the toddler child of extremely negligent parents. Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy was originally attached to the project, but dropped out after his proposal for ratcheting a plot onto the skeleton of the …

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