Jason Momoa Takes Gaming to a New Level in Live-Action "Minecraft" Movie

Imagine: shirtless Jason Momoa wielding a pickaxe as he attempts to stave off giant spiders, flesh-hungry zombies, and mobs of neon-green creepers that swarm at any chance they're given. On April 18, Warner Bros. announced that a live-action "Minecraft" movie is in the works, and Jason Momoa is player one. OK, there's no guarantee that he'll be shirtless, but given Momoa's previous roles in "Aquaman," "Conan the Barbarian," and "Game of Thrones," it feels like a safe bet.

Based on the video game of the same name, the live-action "Minecraft" movie is expected to bring everything about the beloved video game to life including zombie hordes, giant bumblebees, and maybe even the occasional cubiform panda bear. While we can't be sure if Momoa's luxuriously long hair will be blowing in the wind the entire time, keep reading to find out what we do know about the new "Minecraft" movie.

Live-Action "Minecraft" Movie Plot

Based on the internationally renowned survival video game of the same name, developed by Sweden's Mojang Studios, the "Minecraft" movie will be set in a universe made entirely out of blocks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As a sandbox game, "Minecraft" allows players a certain level of creative freedom, giving them the opportunity to interact with the world around them in ways that produce widely varied outcomes. By crafting tools, practicing archery, and even mastering teleportation, players are able to go on multiple adventures across a seemingly limitless universe of blocks, if they can survive the night.

In "Minecraft," virtually anything is possible, but good timing and planning ahead are key to making sure players don't get attacked by more hostile mobs — "Minecraft" creatures — like creepers, phantoms, skeleton horsemen, witches, zombies, and ravagers, large creatures that ram into players and attack with their mouths. So, basically, you never know what to expect.

Warner Bros. has not yet shared official plot details about the "Minecraft" movie. But given the recent success of the "Sonic the Hedgehog" films, the "Jumanji" movies, and "Free Guy," we can't wait to see the "Minecraft" world come to life.

Live-Action "Minecraft" Movie Cast

Currently, Jason Momoa is the only actor who has officially signed on for a role in the live-action "Minecraft" movie. The film, directed by "Napoleon Dynamite"'s Jared Hess, will be produced by "Dune" producer Mary Parent and Roy Lee. The late Jill Messick, who developed the film before her death in 2018, will also receive a posthumous producing credit.

Live-Action "Minecraft" Movie Premiere Date

Warner Bros. has not yet announced a release date for the upcoming "Minecraft" movie.