It seems like an eternity has passed since we last received any updates on the highly anticipated film adaptation of the expansive Minecraft game world. That’s because it has indeed been over a year since Jason Momoa signed on to star in the movie. Now, adding to the excitement, the talented actor and comedian Matt Berry, best known for his role as Douglas Reynholm in The IT Crowd, will be joining the cast in an undisclosed role.
Taking the helm as director is Jared Hess, renowned for his work on the beloved film Napoleon Dynamite. As of now, the plot of the movie remains shrouded in mystery, leaving fans eagerly awaiting more information.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Minecraft originated from the creative minds at Mojang AB, a Swedish game developer. It allows players to construct and shape entire worlds. By 2014, the game had already sold over 35 million copies across various platforms, including PCs, Xbox 360, and mobile devices. Much like the limitless possibilities of Lego, Minecraft encourages users to forge their own stories, whether it involves exploration, creation, or even combat between players. Additionally, players must contend with nocturnal monsters that roam the landscape. In 2014, Microsoft acquired Mojang AB for a substantial sum of a couple of billion dollars.
Warner Bros., the studio that obtained the film rights, has witnessed the project go through different filmmakers over the years. However, they have now set their sights on an April 2025 release date, firmly planting their flag for this highly anticipated film.