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Jason Momoa to Star, Jared Hess to Direct

Momoa posing with a weapon in a scene from Dune.

Jason Momoa, seen right here in Dune, could star in Minecraft.
Picture: Warner Bros.

His profession already consists of ventures into Stargate, Conan the Barbarian, Recreation of Thrones, DC Comics, Dune, and The Quick and Livid—and now Jason Momoa is including one other main franchise to his already spectacular resume: Minecraft.

The Aquaman actor is in closing negotiations to star in a live-action adaptation of the massively common and profitable world-building recreation by Mojang Studios and Jared Hess, the director of Napoleon Dynamite, is presently connected to direct. The Ankler first broke the information which was then confirmed by a number of trades.

This, after all, isn’t the primary time we’ve heard information of motion on a Minecraft film. Information of it first broke nearly 10 years in the past with Free Man director Shawn Levy first being connected, adopted by It’s At all times Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney, and, most not too long ago, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist’s director Peter Sollett. However now, it’s Hess and Momoa—and we don’t know what the heck that might even seem like.

Momoa, after all, can pull off virtually something. He first rose to prominence on the hit present Baywatch and had a couple of profitable TV exhibits, together with a long term on Stargate: Atlantis, earlier than breaking by means of as Khal Drogo on Recreation of Thrones. He was then forged by Zack Snyder as Aquaman for Justice League (a personality which continues to be going sturdy, as an Aquaman sequel is about to debut subsequent yr), performed a key function on this yr’s award-winning hit Dune, and was not too long ago forged as a brand new villain within the upcoming tenth Quick and Livid. He’s additionally on the Apple TV+ present See, and peppers in smaller, character based mostly movies once in a while corresponding to The Unhealthy Batch (not that one) and Netflix’s Candy Lady.

All of which is to say, despite the fact that it’s nearly unattainable to image Momoa on the earth of Minecraft, particularly from the man who made Napoleon Dynamite, it simply might work. It often does for him. Then once more, we’re positive Levy and McElhenney and Sollett all in all probability thought they’d get the hit recreation franchise off the bottom too.

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