Aquaman star Jason Momoa is reportedly in talks to lead a Minecraft movie for Warner Bros.
A film based on the widely popular Minecraft video game has been trying to get off the ground since 2014. According to The Ankler, Aquaman star Jason Momoa is in talks to star in the upcoming film at Warner Bros.
Jason Momoa becomes the latest star to be attached to the Minecraft movie with The Ankler reporting that the studio is looking to get the film in production soon before their licensing agreement expires next year.
A Minecraft film was originally slated to hit theaters this year with Peter Sollett on board to write and direct. The planned movie was ultimately removed from the studio’s slate and no update has been released since. Names such as Steve Carrell and Deadpool 3 director Shawn Levy have been attached to the project in the past.
The Hollywood Reporter added that Napoleon Dynomite‘s Jared Hess will now write and direct the Minecraft film with Mary Parent, Roy Lee, and Jill Messick on board as producers. Messick passed away in 2018 but will earn a producer credit for developing the film before her death.
Here is the synopsis for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom:
When an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman must forge an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis, and the world, from irreversible devastation.
Directed by James Wan, the upcoming sequel stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Temuera Morrison as Arthur Curry, Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, Vincent Regan as Atlan, Jani Zaho as Stingray, Indya Moore as Karshon, and Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbæk in an unknown role.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit theaters on March 17, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Aquaman star Jason Momoa’s future projects, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Sources: The Ankler, The Hollywood Reporter