Jason Momoa, the 42-year-old “Aquaman” star has recently been in the talks to star in the upcoming “Minecraft” movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie based on Mojang Studios’ popular video game series will be produced by Warner Bros. The project will be directed by Napoleon Dynamite filmmaker Jared Hess.
A little bit on the upcoming Minecraft Movie
Reports suggest that Mary Parent and Roy Lee will produce and Jill Messick will receive a posthumous producing credit for developing the film before her passing in 2018. Jon Berg, Cale Boyter and Jon Spaihts will executive produce the movie. Mojang Studios’ Lydia Winters and Vu Bui will also produce the movie.
The project has been in development for years under Warner Bros. Studios with Shawn Levy and Rob McElhenney and others who have been attached to the direction of the film. Although no contract has yet been signed, it is highly probable that Jason Momoa will be a part of the movie.
Warner Bros. had initially planned to release the movie in March 2022, however, it got delayed as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to reports, the original director and screenwriters of the movie quit the team in 2014. The reason they gave was “creative differences” with Mojang.
The storyline for the film as revealed by Mojang is quite simple and candid. “The malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, prompting a young girl and her group of unlikely adventurers to set out to save the Overworld,” they said in a statement.
The Ankler warned the Warner Bros. studio that the lease on the rights to the film is supposed to get over in 2023. Therefore, it is hightime the studio house begins with the production for Minecraft. Fans can hope to see more movement with the film in the near future.
Jason Momoa is rumored to have been cast in the movie
Jason Momoa’s involvement with the movie comes as another surprise for the fans. Recently, he has starred in Apple TV+’s See and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, as well as HBO Max’s Peacemaker. He is also set to join the cast of the upcoming Fast & Furious movie. The star was recently rumored to have been romancing Kate Beckinsale. However, he denied the speculations claiming that they were just friends.