Deadline is exclusively reporting that Jason Momoa has signed up to voice Frosty the Snowman in a live-action adaptation in development from Warner Bros. and Stampede Ventures.
Frosty The Snowman originated from the popular Christmas song written by Walter Rollins and Steve Nelson, first recorded by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950. The character would then be adapted for other media, such as television adaptations such as a TV special in 1969, with sequels that followed up titled Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas In July and The Legend of Frosty The Snowman.
The film is being written by David Berenbaum, with Momoa set to embody the CGI Frosty in this CG/Live-action hybrid adaptation. Jon Berg and Greg Silverman will be producing the project under their Stampede Ventures banner, alongside Madghost’s Geoff Johns and Jason Momoa.
Jon Berg released a statement saying:
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 realise Jason this time out of snow.
Greg Silverman added:
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.