Warner Bros. made several high-profile changes and additions to the release calendar, including the announcement that Jason Momoa starrer Minecraft will hit theaters on April 4, 2025.
Napoleon dynamite filmmaker Jared Hess directs the film adaptation of the popular big screen video game. Dune producer Mary Parent and Roy Lee will produce, with Jill Messick receiving a posthumous production credit for developing the film before her death in 2018. Executive producers include Jon Berg, Cale Boyter and Jon Spaihts.
The video game comes from Sweden’s Mojang Studios, where Mojang’s Lydia Winters and Vu Bui also produce the film.
Warner Bros. also revealed that it is postponing its schedule Wizard of Oz animation film Toto. The photo would open on February 2, 2024. Barry Levinsons The wise guys, starring Robert DeNiro, takes that date instead. Debra Messing and Kathrine Narducci also star Bollebozen.
In addition, the studio has made adjustments to the 2023 year-end calendar. DC Studios’ highly anticipated Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom – also starring Momoa – will now open on December 20, instead of Christmas Day. Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Randall Park, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren and Nicole Kidman also star in the superhero sequel.
Aquarius 2 swaps places with The color purplewhich was originally scheduled for December 25. A likely prize contender, The color purple is directed by Blitz Bazawule and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones.
Fantasia Taylor, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Halle Bailey, HER, Louis Gossett Jr., David Alan Grier, Ciara, Deon Cole, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, Tamela J. Mann and Stephen Hill star in the movie.