Aquaman star Jason Momoa is set to star in a live-action movie about Frosty the Snowman. The muscular action hero will take on the unconventional role of the wholesome snowman in a film animated by Framestore UK, where Warner Bros and Stampede Ventures hope to bring the iconic snowman to life with a blend of CGI and live-action.
The character originates from a popular Christmas song written by Walter Rollins and Steve Nelson. The song recounts a fictional tale of Frosty, a snowman brought to life by a magical silk hat given to him by a group of children. The children play with him until it is time to say goodbye. However, the snowman promises to return one day.
The song was first recorded by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950. This followed their success of another holiday favourite ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’. The story was then developed into several TV specials and short films.
Jon Berg and Greg Silverman, the same two Warner Bros execs behind Aquaman, will be producing the film along with Geoff Johns and Momoa himself. David Berenbaum, who worked with Berg on Elf, is writing the script. “We know Jason’s 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,” said Greg Silverman.
Jon Berg also pointed out how Momoa’s roles tend to involve the elements. He added, “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.”
This is all the information we have for the film for now. You can catch Jason Momoa in a less wintery film this December as he stars in Warner Bros’ sci-fi film Dune with Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet and Oscar Isaac.
Words by Ayomikun Adekaiyero