The Building Blocks Of The Minecraft Movie Are Falling Into Place

The Minecraft movie appears to be shaping up nicely with more cast announcements for the upcoming film based on Mojang’s hit game.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ adaptation of the popular sandbox game has been in development since January 2019 following several aborted attempts to bring Minecraft to the big screen.

Deadline have just revealed two more big names for the Minecraft movie, with SNL comedian and ‘Weird Barbie’ star Kate McKinnon joining the project alongside Flight of the Conchords and What We Do In The Shadows legend Jermaine Clement.

The Minecraft movie is currently shooting in Clement’s native New Zealand and due to launch in IMAX theaters in the United States on the 4th April 2025.

Overworld Adventures

The plot of the Minecraft movie is under wraps at this time, however a report from KFTV gave a brief synopsis of the film last year.

According to KFTV, the film centres on the malevolent Ender Dragon who sets out on a path of destruction, prompting a young girl and her group of unlikely adventures to set out to save the Overworld.

Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer are writing the script and Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess will helm the picture.

An All-Star Cast

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McKinnon and Clement are the latest to join the Minecraft movie following a string of high profile reveals.

Earlier this week Deadline revealed that White Lotus star Jennifer Coolidge would be joining the Minecraft movie following her success at this year’s Emmys, where she won the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award.

Other big-hitters set to star in the Minecraft movie include Jason Momoa, best known for his role as Aquaman in the DC Comics films, and Danielle Brooks, who readers may recognise as ‘Taystee’ from Netflix drama ‘Orange Is The New Black’.

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Jack Black will reunite with Nacho Libre director Jared Hess to star as Steve, the player character from the Minecraft game and the best fighter in Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Black is no stranger to video game movie adaptations of course. The legendary rocker and comedian voiced the evil Bowser in Illumination’s The Super Mario Movie, and even produced an instant classic with his ballad ‘Peaches’, appearing on the official soundtrack.

Jack Black’s distinctive tones will be audible in another upcoming video game movie, as the Tenacious D singer is providing the voice for Claptrap in Eli Roth’s Borderlands film. Borderlands will feature another all-star cast alongside Black, with Cate Blanchett taking on the role of Siren Lilith and Jamie Lee-Curtis will play Dr. Patricia Tannis.

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