The past few years seem to have been rife with live-action video game movies (more good than bad this time), and it seems we’ve no shortage of that in the coming ones. In the span of the past week, we’re seeing developments occur in the upcoming Minecraft movie by Warner Bros., as well as the announcement of an It Takes Two film by Amazon Studios.
According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, the Minecraft movie is seeing some progress. The director of the film is set to be Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite). As far as casting goes, Jason Momoa of Aquaman and Dune fame is in final negotiations to star in the live-action flick. Who will the luscious-haired hunk be playing? We can only speculate for now.
The long-gestating Minecraft movie caused quite a stir among Twitter users when 4 March 2022 rolled around. This is thanks in no small part to a 2019 tweet by the official Minecraft Twitter account that announced a movie would be released on that date.
Dates! They are important, because they allow us to clear our calendars for exciting, nay, MONUMENTAL events. Such as the upcoming Minecraft movie, which finally has one! March 4, 2022. Just around the corner! A few more details here: https://t.co/JfIEBYpptc pic.twitter.com/CstpQVKPdY
— Minecraft (@Minecraft) April 16, 2019
Though the Minecraft movie didn’t actually exist at that time, its non-existence may not last forever.
On a more surprising note, It Takes Two has been picked up by Amazon Studios and Seven Bucks Productions, a production company that was founded by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia. Pat Casey and Josh Miller, writers for the Sonic the Hedgehog films, will serve as its executive producers (via Variety).
Just like the game, the film will tell the story of estranged couple May and Cody, who are magically whisked into the husks of two dolls that were made by their daughter, Rose. They then embark on a quest to get back to their bodies, and heal their broken relationship in the process.
It Takes Two, which clinched a Game of the Year award at last year’s Video Game Awards, is set for priority development at Amazon, so it may not be stuck in limbo as long as the Minecraft movie.
The premiere dates for the Minecraft and It Takes Two films have yet to be announced.
Following the success of the record-breaking Sonic The Hedgehog 2, the future for video game film adaptations is looking interesting, to say the least