Live-action Frosty the Snowman lands Jason Momoa to lead
Jason Momoa has found a way into audience’s hearts with Aquaman and Game of Thrones and now he’s set his eye on a whole new demographic as he has signed on to voice Frosty the Snowman in a live-action/CGI hybrid film for Warner Bros, according to Deadline.
The film, which is being penned by David Berenbaum (Elf), will be a hybrid CG/live-action adaptation of the iconic Christmas character created by Walter Rollins & Steve Nelson for the 1950 song first recorded by Gene Autry & The Cass County Boy. Jon Berg and Greg Silverman of Stampede, who previously worked with Berenbaum on the Will Ferrell-starring Christmas classic, are set to produce alongside Geoff Johns of Madghost and Momoa.
“From his role as a fearsome count in a land of ice and fire to the oceanic success we all had with Aquaman, it felt only right to realize Jason this time out of snow,” Berg said in a statement.
Momoa previously worked with Berg and Silverman when the duo were senior executives at Warner Bros and helped architect the DC Extended Universe and its launching of the Aquaman franchise with James Wan behind the camera. A sequel is currently in development with pre-production set to begin sometime this year and a release date set for December 16, 2022 with David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, co-writer of the first film, set to return as screenwriter and Wan being courted to return to helm.
“We know Jason’s as a true human being filled with love, compassion and a deep connection to ohana,” Silverman added in a statement. “All of which is the living spirit of Xmas and Frosty.”
Frosty the Snowman was first adapted for the screen in a three-minute short film in 1950 before the classic 1969 animated television special, which was followed by three sequels.
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