Warner Bros to make Minecraft film with Jason Momoa

The proposed live-action film has Dune producers and Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess onboard

Warner Bros.' long-anticipated feature adaptation of the popular computer game Minecraft is expected to go into production with Hollywood star Jason Momoa in talks to take the lead role.

Napoleon Dynamite filmmaker Jared Hess will direct the live-action project with Mary Parent and Roy Lee (Dune) producing, and Jill Messick receiving a posthumous producing credit for developing the film before her death in 2018. Executive producers include Jon Berg, Cale Boyter and Jon Spaihts.

The video game, which was released in 2011 and reached over 100 million users after just a couple of years, was made by Sweden’s Mojang Studios, with Mojang’s Lydia Winters and Vu Bui also producing the film.

Warner Bros. has been developing a project based on the game for years, with Shawn Levy and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney among those who have been attached to direct.

Meanwhile, Momoa and Dave Bautista are also reportedly developing a buddy copy movie. The two actors met on the set of Apple series See and starred alongside each other in Dune. Momoa said on the Late Late Show with James Cordon that It's off to the races now, we're doing it, potentially filming in Hawaii.

 

Warner Bros to make Minecraft film with Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa
Warner Bros to make Minecraft film with Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa

Warner Bros.' long-anticipated feature adaptation of the popular computer game Minecraft is expected to go into production with Hollywood star Jason Momoa in talks to take the lead role.

Napoleon Dynamite filmmaker Jared Hess will direct the live-action project with Mary Parent and Roy Lee (Dune) producing, and Jill Messick receiving a posthumous producing credit for developing the film before her death in 2018. Executive producers include Jon Berg, Cale Boyter and Jon Spaihts.

The video game, which was released in 2011 and reached over 100 million users after just a couple of years, was made by Sweden’s Mojang Studios, with Mojang’s Lydia Winters and Vu Bui also producing the film.

Warner Bros. has been developing a project based on the game for years, with Shawn Levy and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney among those who have been attached to direct.

Meanwhile, Momoa and Dave Bautista are also reportedly developing a buddy copy movie. The two actors met on the set of Apple series See and starred alongside each other in Dune. Momoa said on the Late Late Show with James Cordon that It's off to the races now, we're doing it, potentially filming in Hawaii.

 

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