The Minecraft movie script is complete, according to a new report, with production set to commence in Spring 2024 – assuming the actors strike has reached a resolution by then. Earlier this year, Warner Bros. revealed that it plans to release the Minecraft movie on 4 April 2025 with Aquaman actor Jason Momoa and The Last of Us actor Pedro Pascal attached to the project. It looks like things might be moving forward with the movie’s production soon.
According to a report from Variety, the script for the Minecraft movie is finished and production is ready to go, possibly beginning in Spring 2024. However, the more pressing issue is whether or not the actors union SAG-AFTRA can come to an agreement with Hollywood studio executives by then regarding fair wages. The Writers Guild of America recently reached an agreement, though actors are still in the midst of striking.
The only bit of information we have on the Minecraft movie is a short synopsis from IMDB:
“The malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, prompting a young girl and her group of unlikely adventurers to set out to save the Overworld.”
Beyond that, we also know that it will be directed by Jared Hess, who previously directed Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, with a screenplay by Rob McElhenney, Peter Sollett and Allison Schroeder.
It will be based on the extremely popular video game of the same name by developer Mojang, which takes place in a world made up entirely out of blocks. Players can freely use various blocks to construct houses and structures, armour, weapons, camps and much more only limited by their imaginations. While the game places a lot of emphasis on the sandbox exploration aspects, it also somewhat contains a story involving the Ender Dragon which adventurers must take down.
The Minecraft movie releases on 4 April 2025.