Warner Bros. will be adapting the massively popular world-building video game Minecraft for the big screen, according to THR. The feature is scheduled for May 25, 2019. The film is set to be directed by Rob McElhenney, star of in It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (see “Best in Shows--Q2 2019”).
The Coldest City, an adaptation of an Oni graphic novel (see “Oni Launches New Production Arm”), has been scheduled for August 11, 2017, EW is reporting. The film will star Charlize Theron and James McAvoy in a spy-thriller set in the eve of the Berlin Wall’s collapse. David Leitch is directing based on a strip by 300 scribe Kurt Johnstad (see “Best in Shows--Q2 2017”).The Wrap. No reason was given for the delay, and the new date puts the film in direct competition with another family-friendly title – Paramount Animation’s SpongeBob Squarepants 3 (see “Best in Shows--Q1 2019”). Best in Shows--Q2 2017”). Deadline. Benedict Cumberbatch will be providing the voice for the Grinch. Pete Candeland and Yarrow Cheney will direct based on a script by Michael LeSieur. Illumination’s Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy and Scott Mosier will produce, with Audrey Geisel and Chris Renaud executive producing (see “ Best in Shows--Q4 2018”). Deadline. The film will be more of a sequel than a reboot, and will definitely carry an R-rating (see “ Best in Shows--Q1 2018”).