‘Minecraft’: Jason Momoa To Star In Video Game Adaptation

We’ve seen Jason Momoa clash swords as Conan, swim the seas as Aquaman, travel the stars in Dune, and soon he’ll take the streets in Fast & Furious 10. But can he survive the world of the popular video game, Minecraft? We’re about to find out.

THR reports Momoa will star in Warner Bros.’ very long-developing adaptation of the Minecraft video game. The sandbox survival game allows players to use building blocks in creative ways, enhancing their environment and finding ways to survive.

Minecraft movie has been in the works almost since the game first debuted in 2011. It’s Always Sunny‘s Rob McElhenney spent the longest time attached to direct, but was later replaced by Peter Sollett of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist fame. Currently, Jared Hess, known for Napoleon Dynamite, is on board to direct from a script by Masterminds scribes Chris Bowman & Hubbell Palmer.

Momoa has a lot on his plate so it may be  a while before he gets to Minecraft. He recently wrapped on the Aquaman sequel as well as Slumberland.

Travis Hopson
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