He’s ruled the kingdom of Atlantis as Aquaman, he’s braved the dangerous deserts of Arrakis as Duncan Idaho in Dune. Now, Jason Momoa is heading into the video game world of Minecraft.
Momoa is in talks to join a live-action movie based on the popular video game. The movie has been in the works for a very long time and was originally meant to be directed by Free Guy‘s Shawn Levy before he stepped down in 2014. Now, the movie is helmed by Jared Hess (Nacho Libre). Mojang Studios, the Swedish video game developer behind Minecraft, will produce.
Minecraft first launched in 2011 and instantly became a worldwide hit, becoming the best-selling game of all time with more than 238 million copies sold since its release in 2011. In 2021, there were nearly 140 million monthly users.
In Minecraft, players can create their own 3D worlds using colourful blocks by mining materials and crafting items.
Not much about the movie is known, given it is still in its casting phase, but the hype around the movie has been the same ever since it was speculated, later announced. With Warner Bros looking over the entire project, fans can hold high expectations from it.