Jason Momoa Updates: Jason Momoa is set to star in the upcoming live-action ‘Minecraft’ film from Warner Bros. Studios. Momoa is nearing a deal to feature in the live-action adaptation of the enormously successful video game.
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Mojang Studios, based in Sweden, developed and released Minecraft, a first-person survival game. The first game in the genre was released in November 2011, while the most recent instalment, ‘Minecraft Dungeons,’ will be released in May 2020. Minecraft allows players to mine minerals and build structures and virtual environments using blocks. With over 238 million copies sold, it is the best-selling video game of all time.
For years, Warner Bros. has been working on a project based on the computer game, and at one point, Steve Carell was set to feature in the film adaptation of Minecraft. Jared Hess, who directed Napoleon Dynamite, will direct the Minecraft film, which will be based on a script by Chris Bowman and Hubbell Palmer. Jill Messick will be given a posthumous producing credit for her work on the film before her death in 2018.
Jason Momoa will feature in “Minecraft,” a live-action picture based on the famous computer game from Warner Bros., cementing his relationship with the studio.
As Aquaman, a DC character, Momoa is already a part of the Warner Bros. universe. He is most known for his role in the Academy Award-winning film “Dune,” which was also produced by the stable.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the actor is nearing a deal to star in “Minecraft,” directed by Jared Hess of “Napoleon Dynamite” fame.
“Executive producers include Jon Berg, Cale Boyter, and Jon Spaihts. “The film will also be produced by Lydia Winters and Vu Bui of Mojang.
For years, Warner Studios has been developing a film based on the game, with Shawn Levy and Rob McElhenney of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” among those attached to helm.
Momoa’s next project will be “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” a sequel to the 2018 blockbuster “Aquaman,” which will be released in March 2023.
In the late 2010s, the actor rose to notoriety after portraying Khal Drogo in the first two seasons of HBO’s fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones,” a premium cable network owned by Warner Media.