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Report: Minecraft movie delayed after writer-director leaves

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Will no longer make May 2019 launch

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The Minecraft movie will no longer hit its May 2019 premiere date, The Wrap reports, since director and co-writer Rob McElhenny has left the project.

McElhenny told The Wrap he had left the movie. The site reported that Aaron and Adam Nee (who are also working on the Masters of the Universe adaptation) are now aboard to write a new script and direct the movie. That tosses out McElhenny’s script, written with Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman).

The Nees make it three directors for Minecraft since the project’s inception. Shawn Levy, the original director, left in 2014 over creative differences with Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. set the May day for Minecraft in mid-2016. Steve Carell has been rumored to be voicing the lead role (also named Steve) but that has not been confirmed.