Briefly: A few big-name gaming franchises are one step nearer to being become feature-length movies. The Hollywood Reporter claims actor Jason Momoa is in closing negotiations to star in a live-action Minecraft film. The Warner Bros. flick, which has been within the works since 2014, might be directed by Napoleon Dynamite filmmaker Jared Hess primarily based on a script written by Hubbell Palmer and Chris Bowman.
The sandbox sport from Mojang Studios was formally launched in 2011 and some years later, Microsoft scooped up Mojang for $2.5 billion. Right this moment, Minecraft is the best-selling online game in historical past with over 238 million copies bought.
In associated information, sources instructed Deadline that Sega is lending one other of its well-liked franchises to Hollywood.
John Wick screenwriter Derek Kolstad has reportedly written a script for a movie adaptation of beat ’em up sport Streets of Rage. Dj2 Leisure (Sonic the Hedgehog 2) and Escape Artists (the Equalizer franchise) will produce the movie, we’re instructed.
The primary sport within the sequence debuted on the Genesis in 1991. Two extra entries would come – one in 1992 and one other in 1994 – earlier than the sequence would go dormant for greater than 25 years. The newest entry, Streets of Rage 4, dropped in 2020 and had bought over 2.5 million copies as of April 2021.
Motion pictures primarily based on video games have traditionally struggled on the field workplace, however that has been altering as of late. Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 lately set a brand new document for the perfect opening weekend of any online game film. Tomb Raider and Resident Evil have additionally completed effectively on the field workplace.