The long gestation Minecraft the film moves forward with a big star ready to take the lead. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Aquaman and The iron Throne Star Jason Momoa has been cast in a live-action feature film adaptation of the popular block-building video game. Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) is also on board to direct the film for Warner Bros. Pictures.
the Minecraft The film has been in development for many years and will include a posthumous credit from the late producer Jill Messick. Mary Parent and Roy Lee are also producing with Minecraft developer Mojang Studios’ Lydia Winters and Vu Bui. Executive producers include Jon Berg, Cale Boyter and Jon Spaihts.
Minecraft was first published by Mojang Studios in 2009, and has since become the best-selling video game of all time with over 238 million copies sold. The video game uses simplistic blocky graphics and encourages creativity by having players design buildings and landscapes using different terrains and objects, all in block form. Spin-off games like Minecraft: story mode imagined new stories set in animated films Minecraft worlds, but how that will translate into a live-action adaptation remains to be seen.
There have been attempts to get Minecraft done in a movie in the past that didn’t make it. At one point, Philadelphia is always sunny Star Rob McElhenney was on board to direct the feature but ended up parting ways with the project. It was reported in 2019 that Free director Peter Sollett would direct Minecraft, but that didn’t work either. Steve Carell was also among the actors reportedly wanted for a role, but he’s not involved in this current version along with Hess and Momoa.
It would seem that the continued success of video game adaptations has given Minecraft shoot the juice he needs to finally get some traction. sonic the hedgehog 2 just debuted to incredible success, surpassing the record opening previously set by the original in 2020. mortal combat was also the most-streamed new release on HBO Max in 2021. There are also plenty of other big-name adaptations on the way, like a new Super Mario Bros. movies and tv shows based on The last of us and twisted metal.
Jason Momoa returns as Aquaman next year
Jason Momoa and Warner Bros. will bring DC fans the sequel to Aquaman Next year. Double Aquaman and the Lost Kingdomfollow-up film brings Momoa back as the titular superhero after Aquaman grossed over $1 billion at the box office. Joining Momoa in the sequel, which is directed by James Wan, are Amber Heard, Dolph Lundgren, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Temuera Morrison.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to hit theaters on March 17, 2023, after several release date delays. the Minecraft The movie doesn’t have an official release date yet, perhaps the studio is waiting to see if this is the version that finally turns the gears before making this announcement.
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