Jason Momoa In Negotiations To Star In 'Minecraft' Movie

A film version of Mojang Studio's Minecraft is coming together. Action hero veteran Jason Momoa is in talks to appear in a upcoming film adaptation of the worldbuilding game, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Although Priority Game has yet been signed, the possibility of Momoa's involvement is a positive sign of life for a film that has been put on Warner Bros’ back burner. According to THR, Warner Bros originally intended to release the film in March 2022. However, delays in production because of the pandemic forced the film to be delayed. The film's issues go back to Covid-19. Its original screenwriters and director quit the film in 2014 because of disagreements over the creative direction with Mojang.

Jared Hess, Napoleon Dynamite's director, has reportedly signed-on. Mary Parent and Roy Lee, Dune producers, are also on board. It's unclear what role Momoa will play in the film, as it's unclear what elements from the game of 2011 will be included in the film and whether we'll get to see fan-favorites like Minecraft Steve. Mojang Studios released the film's storyline in the year 2019. It is quite simple: "The malevolent Ender dragon sets out on a path towards destruction, causing an innocent young woman, along with her group of unlikely adventurers to take on the task of save The Overworld."

But fans should expect more movement on the film in the near future. According to The Ankler, Warner Bros.' lease for Minecraft rights expires in January 2023. Production on the film will need to begin prior to then.