Minecraft debuted in 2011 and it’s been hugely popular for a while now. But development of a movie version has moved slowly. Today it was announced by Mojang, the company that produces Minecraft, that the film finally has an official release date: March 4, 2022. That’s almost three years away (and more than a decade after the game first came out).

Mojang did reveal the first details about the plot of the Minecraft game as well:

So, what do you have to look forward to, roughly 25,000 hours from now? Well, as you devour your movie snack of choice (we like a suspicious stew with a side of square watermelon), we’ll tell you the story of a teenage girl and her unlikely group of adventurers. After the malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, they must save their beautiful, blocky Overworld. Sounds ambitious! Luckily, the very talented director Peter Sollett (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist) will be making sure everyone stands in the right place and delivers award-worthy performances. No pressure!

Warner Bros. will release the film to theaters. The studio has had a lot of success with blocky animation of late; releasing four different LEGO movies in the last couple years, most of which became major hits.

As for Minecraft, 11 years is a long time between a game’s initial release and a first movie. Then again, eight years is a long time between a game’s initial release and its continued popularity, and you still find plenty of Minecraft fans out there. If they stick around for a couple more years, they’ll get to see a movie as well.

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