Jason Momoa is reportedly in talks to star in the ‘Minecraft’ movie.
The ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ star is reportedly close to closing a deal to appear in the live-action adaptation of the hugely popular video game franchise.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Momoa is in final negotiations to star in the film, which is being led by Warner Bros.
Filmmaker Jared Hess – who has previously directed ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ and ‘Nacho Libre’ – will helm the film, which follows the success of other video game adaptations like ‘Detective Pikachu’ and ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’. , and “Free Guy” inspired by MMOs.
Details on the upcoming “Minecraft” movie are being kept under wraps, with no word on how the building block game will be transformed into a big-screen experience.
The film was first announced in 2014, with a number of directors attached to – and then leaving – the project.
The game was released in 2011 and has sold over 200 million copies worldwide, with over 100 million active players over 10 years after its launch.
Meanwhile, Momoa is busy in the meantime after being cast in “Fast and Furious” as the villain in the first chapter of the high-speed franchise’s final story, slated for release in 2023.
He was welcomed into the world of “Fast and Furious” by the show’s official Twitter account, which posted, “The Fast Fam just keeps getting bigger. Welcome Jason Momoa.”
The new film is directed by Justin Lin, and regular cast members such as Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Tyrese Gibson are all set to return.
The ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise is set to come to an end after the 10th and 11th films and Justin has previously confirmed that the final story will be told in two separate films.
The 50-year-old filmmaker said: “The idea of the final chapter being two movies is correct. I have to say I’m so happy – because I think when I first stepped into this franchise, a sequel Wasn’t given. You had to earn it, you know?
“And so sitting here talking to you and saying, ‘Oh yeah, there’s going to be two more movies!’ I’m like, ‘Wow.’ That means a lot.”