“Aquaman” star Jason Momoa is going to jump from the seas to the frosted snow by becoming the iconic Frosty the Snowman in a new live-action “Frosty the Snowman” film, Deadline reports.
- Warner Bros. and Stampede Ventures announced the new film Wednesday. Momoa is now attached to the role as the snowman.
- David Berenbaum and Jon Berg — who worked together on “Elf” — will write and produce the project, respectively. Greg Silverman will also produce.
- Berg said: “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.”
- Silverman said: “We know Jason’s as a true human being filled with love, compassion and a deep connection to ohana — all of which is the living spirit of Xmas and Frosty.”
Wait, so is it really live action?
- The film will reportedly feature Momoa voicing a CGI version of Frosty, according to SlashFilm. However, the actor will likely be doing motion capture work for the character.
History of ‘Frosty’
- The character came from the 1950 song from Walter Rollins and Steve Nelson. Gene Autry performed the song, which tells the story of a snowman who comes to life when children place a hat on his head, according to Collider.
- A short film from Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass came out in 1969, popularizing the character even more, according to Collider.