It looks as though Jason Momoa may be coming to a new big film series, and this time it’s Minecraft.
According to multiple reports, Jason Momoa (Aquaman, Dune) is in final discussions to star in a film based on the runaway hit video game Minecraft. The live-action take on the game is set to be directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite).
Mary Parent and Roy Lee will produce, while Jill Messick will receive a posthumous producing credit having worked on developing the film before her passing in 2018. Executive producers are set to include Jon Berg, Cale Boyter, and Jon Spaihts. Mojang Studios, the company behind the game, will see Lydia Winters and Vu Bui receive producing credits.
There’s no word on what the story of the film will be as of yet, but the game follows a lone character named Steve that awakens in a world with nothing but the clothes on his back and many dangerous “mobs” that he must learn to survive.
The game debuted in 2011 and rocketed to success. Mojang Studios was sold to Microsoft in 2014 for $2.5B.
Minecraft is currently without a release date, but the film has been in various stages of development for several years now. Even if Momoa signs on to the film we will continue to be skeptical for the time being of the film moving forward.