Date: 19th April 2022

Jason Momoa in Talks for 'Minecraft' Movie at Warner Bros.

Aquaman star Jason Momoa is reportedly in final negotiations to voice the lead character in the planned film based on the "Minecraft" game franchise at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Momoa is being eyed for the starring voiceover role in what's planned to be the first in a new movie franchise inspired by the fan-favorite video game. Napoleon Dynamite filmmaker Jared Hess will direct the project, based on the popular video game.

The project will see Momoa reunite with Dune producer Mary Parent, who is producing alongside Roy Lee. The late Jill Messick is also receiving a producing credit for her work on the film prior to her passing in 2018. Executive producers are Jon Berg, Cale Boyter, and Jon Spaihts. Minecraft developer Mojang’s Lydia Winters and Vu Bui are also producing.

There have been attempts to get Minecraft made into a movie in the past that haven't panned out. At one point, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney was on board to direct the feature but wound up parting ways with the project. It was reported in 2019 that Freeheld helmer Peter Sollett would direct Minecraft, but that didn't end up working out either.

The popular video game was released in 2011 and became a global phenomenon. Its success led to Microsoft acquiring Mojang for $2.5 billion. A film based on the series has been in the works for several years with Shawn Levy and Rob McElhenney previously attached.

Source: Press Release