Jason Momoa in Talks to Star In Upcoming Minecraft Movie

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Jason Momoa is in final negotiations to star in Warner Bros. live-action Minecraft film The studio confirmed the news on Tuesday.

Jared Hess will direct the flick, which is inspired by the video game released in 2011. Momoa also appeared in the Warner Bros. movies Aquaman and Dune. The Minecraft news was previously reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

A Minecraft movie was first revealed to be in development at Warner Bros. more than eight years ago. In 2020, a release date of March 4, 2022 was delayed indefinitely because of the pandemic and has yet to be updated.

Minecraft is among the top-selling games of all time allows players to explore 3D worlds where they can extract materials, craft items and build structures. The live-action film will join a number of video game-based movies, such as Uncharted, Sonic the Hedgehog (and its sequel) and 2021's Mortal Kombat.

The film's producers include Lydia Winters and Vu Bui of Minecraft developer Mojang Studios. Roy Lee and Mary Parent are also producing. Jill Messick, who was a producer on the film prior to her passing in 2018 and will receive an honorary posthumous award for her work. The film's executive producers include Cale Boyter, Jon Spaihts and Jon Berg.

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