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Jack Black will take part in a movie based on the game "Minecraft"

The 54-year-old comedian will join colleague Jason Momoa on the project.

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Jack Black has been confirmed for "Minecraft," the movie adaptation of the popular computer game. Earlier it was reported that Jason Momoa ("Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom"), Emma Myers ("Wednesday") and Danielle Brooks ("Color purple") have already signed on to take part in the project. Filming is set to begin soon in New Zealand.

Jared Hess, known for his work on the youth comedy "Napoleon Dynamite" (2004), is set to direct "Minecraft." With Black, he collaborated on the filming of the movie "Nacho Libre" (2006). Production of their new film will be handled by Warner Bros. and Legendary. The premiere is scheduled for April 4, 2025. It is still unclear what will be "Minecraft" and who will write his script. The movie version of the computer game has been in development for several years. At one time for the director's chair claimed Shawn Levy, Rob McElhenney and Peter Sollett.

"Minecraft" debuted in 2011 and became the best-selling video game, with up to 140-a million users playing it every month. The principle of "sandbox" allows using colored building blocks to build 3D worlds. Mojang Studios, the Swedish studio that developed the game and joined Microsoft in 2014, will produce the movie adaptation.