According to media reports, Warner Bros. has entered the final negotiation stage of the new film “Minecraft” with “Aquaman” Jason Momoa.
Warner Bros.’ new film “Minecraft” is really in trouble right now, as the rights will end in January 2023, but the starring has been delayed.
However, there has been some progress recently, and Jason Momoa may voice the protagonist.
In addition to Jason Momoa, Warners has also tapped Jared Hess, who has directed “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Nacho Libre”, to direct.
The report also pointed out that if the first “Minecraft” film is successful, Warners will seek to turn the film into a series.
Paramount and Sega’s “Sonic the Hedgehog” series has successfully proven that video game adaptations can be successful: two films in the series are selling well, a third is already on the way, and a live-action spin-off is in development .
Apparently Warner Bros. wants “Minecraft” to continue the popularity of “Sonic the Hedgehog”.
The development woes of “Minecraft” go back almost a decade, when “Night at the Museum” director Shawn Levy left the project in 2014 due to a creative difference.
Rob McElhenney, co-director of “It’s Always Fair Weather”, took over, but McElhenney soon quit.
When the 2016 “Minecraft” movie was in the script development stage, the producers said at the time that the film’s target audience was the same as that of “Jurassic World.”