Jason Momoa To Star In 'Minecraft' Movie For Warner Bros
Aquaman and Dune star Jason Momoa is lining up another tentpole in conjunction with Warner Bros. Jason Momoa is in final talks to be a part of the live-action Minecraft movie, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Napoleon Dynamite filmmaker Jared Hess will direct the project based off the popular video game.
Dune producer Mary Parent and Roy Lee will produce, with Jill Messick receiving a posthumous producing credit for the film before her death in 2018. Jon Berg, Cale Boyter, and Jon Spaihts are the executive producers. The video game is developed by Mojang Studios in Sweden. Vu Bui and Lydia Winters also produce the film.
Minecraft launched in 2011 allows players to use blocks to create structures and worlds. It became a huge success and attracted more than 100 million players within just a few years. In just another wordpress site , Microsoft bought Mojang for $2.5 Billion.
Warners has been working on an idea inspired by the game for some time, with Shawn Levy and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney among those who have been asked to direct the project.
Gaming films have been on a hot streak in recent times and this includes 20th Century launching a hit franchise with Ryan Reynolds' Free Guy last year, and Paramount having success with its Sonic sequel earlier in the month.
Momoa and Warners have Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom due out in March 2023. The film is the sequel to the $1 billion-grossing film Aquaman. Momoa is repped by WME and Edelstein Laird. Sloane Offer and UTA represent Hess.