Jason Momoa is reportedly in “final talks” to star in the much-anticipated live-action film adaptation of Minecraft, according to Hollywood Reporter, Jared Hayes (Napoleon Dynamite) will direct.
The announcement renews hope for the long-delayed project, which was swirling after production hell doubts It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenneyThe version of 2018 suddenly fell apart. According to McElhenney, he devoted nearly three years to developing the film and Warner Bros. committed to a $150 million budget, but that’s when Warner Bros. film head Greg Silverman left the studio in 2016. Project–Minecraft slid on the back burner until this report. At one time an earlier version of the film was scheduled to star Steve Carell.
The Hollywood Reporter is also hinting that Dune’s Marie Parent and Roy Lee will produce. Jill Messick will receive posthumous production credits for her work in developing the film. Executive producers include Jon Berg, Kel Boyter, and Jon Spahats.
Minecraft moving forward — though still without a production start or release date — comes as no surprise as the video game franchise continues to win more at the box office than ever before. streets of fury is reportedly the most recent film dj2 entertainment Alone, the production company behind Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog film series as well as the upcoming It Takes Two and Disco Elysium projects. Meanwhile, director Chad Stahelski is filming the Ghost of Tsushima film for Sony and most recently Brought in by the author Takashi Doshero,
Momoa returns as Aquaman Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Expiry in March 2023.