The movie of Minecraft is a reality and if the rumors are true, Jason Momoa will be the protagonist. Agree with The Hollywood Reporterthe actor of Aquaman reportedly close to signing a deal with Warner Bros. star in the movie based on the best-selling game of all time.
The movie of Minecraft will be directed by Jared Hess, known for his work as a director and screenwriter on napoleon dynamite Yes Nacho Libre. The production will be directed by Mary Parent (dunes), VertigoEntertainment (doctor sleep) and Mojang Studios, the game’s development studio.
If the negotiations are finalized, Jason Momoa would be a top signing for a project that has been in the works for more than 8 years. Minecraft: The Movie was announced in a very special way in February 2014, when Markus “Notch” Persson — creator of the game — public On Twitter:
“Someone is trying to leak the fact that we are working with Warner Brothers on a possible Minecraft. I wanted to be the escape!”
A few days later, it was confirmed that Warner Bros. bought the film adaptation rightsfor a 2018 release. Mojang and WB had in mind a majestic production do justice to Minecraftthey would therefore take a considerable amount of time.
Like other films based on video games, Minecraft: The Movie saw a considerable number of directors and screenwriters. On the list are Shawn Levy (Night at the museum), Jason Fuchs (wonder woman), Pierre Sollet (metal lords) and Allison Schroeder (Frozen II).
Before choosing Jason Momoa as the protagonist, Warner Bros. considered Steve Carellalthough his participation did not materialize due to scheduling issues.
What is the movie “Minecraft” about?
The story of Minecraft: The Movie revolves around a teenage girl and her group of adventurous friends who embark on a quest to save the Overworld from the clutches of the malevolent Enderdragon.
Like other video game-based projects, like Unexplored or the series of The last of us for HBOMax, the movie of Minecraft will be live action. At the moment it is difficult to imagine a movie based on this game, although a few years ago Mojang specified that it would be different, because otherwise we would have an infinite film in very low resolution.
“Since we are game developers first, making a movie will be new and very exciting. And even though the movie should be different from the game, one thing will definitely be the same. : for you.
A few weeks before Notch disclosed the deal with Warner Bros., Mojang canceled the movie Birth of a man, created by fans of the game. Those responsible for the project have launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance the film. A few days later, they had to take it down due to copyright claims by Mojang.
“We don’t allow half a million kickstarters based on our IP without agreements in place”, public Notch on Twitter. The campaign aimed to raise more than $500,000, although it never sought permission from the owners of the intellectual property.
Eight years later, Minecraft: The Movie is still in limbo, though now with a view to resume production after an enforced break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.