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Jason Momoa to star in ‘Minecraft’ live-action movie for Warner Bros.

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Jason Momoa to star in 'Minecraft' live-action movie for Warner Bros.

Jason Momoa is in closing negotiations to star within the live-action movie based mostly on the massively standard online game. File Photograph by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photograph

April 18 (UPI) — Aquaman and Dune star Jason Momoa is ready to star in Warner Bros. Studios’ upcoming live-action Minecraft film.

The Hollywood Reporter, Selection and Deadline reported Monday that Momoa is in closing negotiations to star within the live-action movie based mostly on the massively standard online game.

Minecraft is a first-person survival recreation developed and printed by Sweden’s Mojang Studios. The primary installment within the franchise debuted in November 2011, with the newest, Minecraft Dungeons, being launched in Might 2020.

Minecraft permits gamers to mine supplies and use blocks to create constructions and digital worlds. The sport rapidly turned a sensation and has since been ported to a number of platforms. It’s the best-selling online game of all time, with greater than 238 million copies bought.

Napoleon Dynamite filmmaker Jared Hess will direct the Minecraft movie from a script by Chris Bowman and Hubbell Palmer. Mary Guardian and Roy Lee will produce, whereas Jill Messick will obtain a posthumous producing credit score for creating the film earlier than her loss of life in 2018.

Government producers embrace Jon Berg, Cale Boyter and Jon Spaihts. Mojang Studios’ Lydia Winters and Vu Bui additionally will assist produce the movie.

Warner Bros. has been creating a undertaking based mostly on the online game for years, with Shawn Levy, Rob McElhenney and Peter Sollett beforehand connected to direct. At one level, Steve Carell was anticipated to star in Minecraft‘s film adaptation.

Momoa and Warner Bros. have Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom — the sequel to the 2018 movie Aquaman — due out in March 2023.

The 42-year-old Momoa additionally stars within the Apple TV+ sequence See. As well as, he’s identified for roles in HBO’s Recreation of Thrones and HBO Max’s Peacemaker.

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