Movie project Minecraft The long awaited has now started to move forward with getting its main star. According to reports from The Hollywood Reporterstar Aquaman and Dune, Jason Momoa has joined the live-action film adaptation of the popular block-building video game. Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) will direct the project for Warner Bros. Pictures.
There’s no word yet on who Momoa will be playing in the film, though not many characters are named in the sandbox game other than the generic main players known as Steve and Alex depending on the skins used.
This project will see Momoa reunite with the producers Dune, Mary Parent, who co-produced the project with Roy Lee. The film’s executive producers are Jon Berg, Cale Boyter, and Jon Spaihts. Minecraft developers Lydia Winters and Vu Bui from Mojang are also producers.
Minecraft First published by Mojang Studios in 2011, it has since become the best-selling video game of all time with over 238 million copies sold. The video game uses simple checkered graphics and encourages creativity by having players design buildings and landscapes using different terrain and objects, all in the form of blocks. Spin-off games like Minecraft: Story Mode have brought new stories set in the animated world of Minecraft, but how this story will translate to a live-action adaptation remains to be seen.
Film Minecraft was first announced in 2014, and a number of directors have joined and left the project since then. Since this sounds like a very complicated adaptation to make, it’s no wonder the film went through a complicated development process. Video game adaptations tend to fuel a fan base, so the best option with Minecraft is to tread lightly.
However, with Momoa joining in, it looks like the project has finally moved to the next step, indicating that a script is nearing its finale. Momoa, of course, was a wise choice: the wildly popular actor became a fan favorite as a DC superhero and would soon be integrating other popular franchises by starring. . So, as bad or as good as the film is, at least Momoa fans will flock to theaters to see the latest film when the time comes.