Jack Black is set to star in another video game adaptation, according to new reports.
Production is about to get underway on the Warner Bros/Vertigo/Legendary film take on the Mojang/Microsoft video game, which is one of the best-selling games of all time with 300 million copies sold and nearly 140 million monthly active players.
Black’s role in the movie, as well as its plot and the writing credits, have been kept under wraps so far, but the outlet reports he is rumoured to be playing the role of Steve.
Emma Myers, Danielle Brooks and Sebastian Eugene Hansen will also star in the film, which will be directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre).
Black’s role as super villain Bowser in last year’s Super Mario Bros Movie also saw him earn a Golden Globe nomination, as well as traction online thanks to the film’s song, “Peaches”, in which he passionately pleas for the affections of Princess Peach. He even got up and performed the track at a Jonas Brothers concert – in costume.
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Black also stars in Lionsgate’s feature adaptation of first-person looter and shooter video game Borderlands, which lands in cinemas in August this year.
It is already shaping up to be a big year for Black. He recently won an Emmy for Outstanding Voice Performance in a Children’s or Young Teen Program for Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight – a role he will be seen in again when Kung Fu Panda 4 hits theatres in March.
Meanwhile, Black and his bandmate, Kyle Glass, will tour Europe from April this year for the Tenacious D and the Spicy Meatball Tour.