Mojang has named the director for its upcoming Minecraft movie and it is none other than that lovable doofus from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia — Mac, or actor/writer Rob McElhenney.
The company made the brief announcement yesterday on its site: “Hello there! Some of you may have seen this guy hanging around MINECON in London a couple weeks ago. He’s Rob McElhenney, and he’s going to be directing the upcoming Minecraft movie.”
That’s it. That’s all we know about the upcoming Minecraft film, as it is still in the earliest stages of development.
If you’ve ever watched It’s Always Sunny… on FX, you know the show follows four idiots who run a trashy Irish pub in Philadelphia. “The gang” is extremely self-centered and their quests for fortune, fame and glory often center around those themes.
Oh, and Danny DeVito is brilliant in the series, too.
While McElhenney plays a really stupid guy on Sunny, he’s pretty clever in real life. From Deadline: “McElhenney was a struggling actor who was fed up with auditions when he and Glenn Howerton gathered Charlie Day and their cohorts and went out and shot episodes for the raucous sitcom idea It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Based on what they shot, they sold the show to FX after pitching seven networks.”
This could be very interesting…McElhenney already posted his new gig to Twitter:
Hey @Mojang let's do something strange and wonderful.
— Rob McElhenney (@RMcElhenney) July 21, 2015