The video game movie trend now continues with news at Deadline for upcoming actioner, Just Cause.
For some, all the reason moviegoers need with actor Jason Momoa in mind may be the upcoming releases of Justice League from director Zack Snyder and DC standalone pic, Aquaman thereafter. That may change if you’re keen on video game adaptations in which case, feel free to turn your attention to Brad Peyton who is currently on deck for the imminent production of live-action video game adaptation, Rampage for New Line Cinema.
So what’s the good word? Well, one other video game adaptation is also on par for the blockbuster hit San Andreas helmer for which Momoa is officially set to star. That film, according to Deadline, would be Just Cause, inspired by the trilogy of games offset in 2006 by Avalanche Studios with Eidos Interactive and Square Enix with a script by Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World scribe John Collee; the most recent installment released in 2015.
Plot details and specifics are currently unknown for the film in which Momoa’s role, a black ops agent Rico Rodriguez under the employ of The Agency, is otherwise described as one going through a crisis of conscience during a mission; The first game is set in “San Esperito” a fictional South American tropical country where Rodriguez fights alongside Guerilla rebels to take down a dictator in possession of weapons of mass destruction.
Peyton, who is also set up to direct Black Hole for STXfilms, and partner Jeff Fierson are producing through their ASAP Entertainment banner as will Roy Lee via Vertigo Entertainment, Adrian Askarieh through Prime Universe Films, Eva Cao’s Supernova Entertainment and Mason XU and Fan Dong through China-based DNA Co. Ltd, with the latter providing financing. 20th Century Fox has first rights to worldwide distribution, sans China.
Momoa who currently stars on the Netflix series, Frontier, is also expected to make his run in stuntman and filmmaker Lin Oeding’s directorial debut, Braven, later this year.