With the latest slew of disappointing video game adaptations behind us (I'm looking at you, Warcraft and Assassin's Creed), we have to look firmly ahead in hopes that one of them will finally break the dreaded 'video game movie adaptation curse.'
While we have the new Lara Croft movie and Uncharted to look forward to, another video game franchise is set to get the big screen treatment: Just Cause.
According to Deadline, Jason Momoa (Aquaman himself) has signed on to star as Rico Rodriquez in an upcoming feature film based on Square Enix and Avalanche Studios' video game with the lofty goal of turning it into a lucrative movie franchise. (Let's start by making one good movie, shall we?)
Momoa will reunite with his Frontier director (and executive producer) Brad Peyton (San Andreas, the upcoming Dwayne Johnson vehicle Rampage) who has been tapped to sit in the director's chair with John Collee (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) writing the script.
So, what will the Just Cause feature be about?
The story, like the game, follows Rico Rodriguez (Momoa), an operative for an organization known as the Agency. The plot of the movie is under wraps but it is expected to deal in some way with Rico's crisis of conscience while on a mission.
Just Cause is an open-world, high-octane action-adventure third person shooter game that was released in 2009. Two more sequels quickly followed, with Just Cause 2 hitting stores in 2010 and Just Cause 3 in 2015. Since Momoa and Peyton made beautiful music together on Netflix's Frontier, is it wrong to hope Just Cause will turn out to be an exciting adaptation that doesn't suck? Prayer Circle Activated.
What do you think about Just Cause being adapted for the big screen? Do you believe Jason Momoa to be the perfect guy for the role of Rico Rodriguez?