The video game Just Cause is getting a movie adaptation, just ’cause. But wait! Jason Momoa is set to star in it.
With Alicia Vikander re-invigorating the Tomb Raider franchise and Michael Fassbender luke-warming up the screens in Assassin’s Creed, it makes sense that lots of other video games are now being made into movies.
While we’re waiting for that elusive The Last of Us adaptation and to find out who will play Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie, let’s cast our eyes to a little less hyped up game-to-movie franchise, Just Cause.
The Just Cause game series from Avalanche Studios and Square Enix launched in 2006, with the third game hitting stores in 2015.
The story changes with each game, but each installment sees a collection of factions fighting for control in a snall nation (fictional locations in the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean respectively).
A movie adaptation was first announced in 2010, from comic book writer Bryan Edward Hill. Later it was reported that the movie will follow the story of the third game, which sees protagonist Rico Rodriguez returning to his birthplace of Medici, a fictional Mediterranean republic under the brutal control of dictator General Sebastiano Di Ravello.
Now we’ve learned via Deadline that Jason Momoa will play Rico, with Brad Peyton directing from a script by John Collee.
Momoa and Peyton are reuniting on the project, having previously worked together on Netflix’s Frontier.
Jason Momoa also stars as Aquaman in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Justice League, with his solo movie hitting theaters in 2018.