Jack Black Joins Video Game Adaptation “Minecraft”

Jack Black at the
Jack Black at the "Jumanji: The Next Level" premiere in 2019. Photo by AFF-USA/Shutterstock (10495870o)

Minecraft is finally getting its long-awaited movie adaptation, and its cast is getting more amazing by the day. The beloved comedian Jack Black is the latest star to join the star-studded ensemble of this movie, as production gets underway.

Jack Black is joining this project in the role of Steve, and he’ll be in pretty good company on the set of Minecraft. The ensemble cast of this project also includes Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Emma Myers (Wednesday), Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple), and Sebastian Eugene Hansen (Just Mercy).

Minecraft draws inspiration from the hit Mojang/Microsoft title, which made history as the bestselling video game of all time, with 300 million copies sold and nearly 140 million monthly active players. Plot details are being kept under wraps, so we still don’t know much about this adaptation.

Jared Hess is directing the pic, but no writers are attached to it. Roy Lee, Jon Berg, Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Momoa, Torfi Frans Olafsson, Vu Bui, and the late Jill Messick are producing, with Todd Hallowell, Kayleen Walters, Brian Mendoza, and Jonathan Spaihts serving as executive producers.

Jack Black most recently voiced the main villain Bowser in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and he’ll soon return as Po in Kung Fu Panda 4.