The Minecraft film, based on the massively popular video game franchise, will be released on 24 May 2019, according to the game s developer, Mojang.
The lengthy wait has been defended by Mojang as the right amount of time to make it completely awesome .
Since its release in November 2011, it has become the second-bestselling game of all time behind Tetris and, thanks to a interface that allows players to build pretty much anything they want, has been adopted as a teaching aid.
The plot of the Minecraft film is still unknown, although in July last year Mojang hired It s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator Rob McElhenney as director.
The Minecraft film is the latest in a line of projects based on video games with minimal narrative to be developed into a feature film.
The Angry Birds Movie, based on the mobile-native game in which you catapult disgruntled avians at pigs who ve stolen their eggs, topped the US box office in May.