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New director for Minecraft movie announced by makers Mojang

Rob McElhenney is the new director of the Minecraft movieGetty Images
Rob McElhenney is the new director of the Minecraft movie

The Minecraft movie has moved one step closer to being on our screens, with the news that a director has been found.

Rob McElhenney who is an American actor and director, has been announced as the new director by Mojang, who are the makers of Minecraft.

The big news was announced on Mojang's official website.

It's thought the Minecraft movie will be released sometime in 2016 or 2017.

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