A movie version from Mojang Studio Minecraft begins to gather. Action hero veteran Jason Momoa is in talks to star in an upcoming film adaptation of the popular world-building game, The Hollywood Reporter. Although no contract has yet been signed, the possible addition of Momoa is an encouraging sign of life for a film that has been on the back burner at Warner Bros. Warner Bros originally planned to release the film in March 2022, but that was due to pandemic-related production delays, according to THR. The film’s problems predate Covid-19; its original director and screenwriters in 2014 due to creative differences with Mojang.
Jared Hess of Napoleon Dynamite has now reportedly signed on to direct the film, and Dunes producers Mary Parent and Roy Lee are also on board. It’s unclear what role Momoa will play in the film, as it’s still unclear what elements of the 2011 game will appear in the film and whether we’ll see any fan favorites like . The film’s script, released by Mojang Studios in 2019, is pretty : “The evil Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, prompting a young girl and her band of unlikely adventurers to set out to save the Overworld.”
But fans should expect more movement on the film in the near future. the pinner than Warner Bros.’ lease on the rights of Minecraft expires in January 2023, so production on the film will need to begin before then.