Jack Black is adding another video game adaptation to his resume. On Tuesday, January 2, Deadline reported that the actor will star in Minecraft, a film based on Mojang Studios’ popular block-building adventure game and distributed by Microsoft.
Minecraft, a popular video game with over 140 million monthly users that debuted in 2011, is a sandbox-style game that allows players to create 3D worlds using colorful blocks.
It was first released in 2009, has sold over 300 million copies, and has nearly 140 million monthly active players.
Minecraft: Story Mode, Minecraft Earth, Minecraft Dungeons, and Minecraft Legends are all spinoffs. The game’s Swedish developer, Mojang Studios, was acquired by Microsoft in 2014 and will serve as a producer on the film adaptation.
The upcoming Minecraft film adaptation, starring Jack Black and Jason Momoa, promises pixelated fun on the big screen.
It was previously announced that Jason Momoa would star in the film alongside Wednesday’s Emma Myers and The Color Purple’s Danielle Brooks. Production is expected to begin in New Zealand.
Production is about to get underway on Warner Bros/Vertigo/Legendary’s feature take on Mojang/Microsoft’s Minecraft, and sources tell us that Jack Black is joining the cast of the Jason Momoa-led movie.
The plot of the film is unknown, and the writing credits have yet to be determined.
Jack Black is set to join Jason Momoa in the new live-action movie based on the best-selling video game Minecraft.
According to the reports, Black is playing the role of Steve. Momoa’s role is unknown, but he is expected to contribute his charisma and action skills to the project.
Emma Myers, Danielle Brooks, and Sebastian Eugene Hansen also appear in Minecraft. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, according to DC Studios co-CEO Peter Safran, could be his “last stand” as the aquatic superhero.
Black has previously appeared in video game adaptations, most recently as Bowser in The Super Mario Bros. Movie. The animated hit surpassed Frozen (2013) to become the second-highest-grossing animated film of all time last year.
By the end of May, The Super Mario Bros. Movie had taken in US$1,288,321,030 at the global box office, nearly $4 million more than Frozen’s total of US$1,284,540,518, without being adjusted for inflation.
The highest-grossing animated film of all time is Frozen II, which grossed $1,453,683,476 at the box office in 2019.
“We will see what happens with him after that,” Safran said. “I am confident that Jason will always find a home at DC and Warner Bros.” His next movie is Minecraft.”
The Minecraft film comes from Vertigo, Legendary, Mojang/Microsoft, and Momoa’s On the Roam.
Jared Hess is directing. Roy Lee, Jon Berg, Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Momoa, Torfi Frans Olafsson, Vu Bui, and the late Jill Messick are among the producers. Todd Hallowell, Kayleen Walters, Brian Mendoza, and Jonathan Spaihts are the EPs.