The proposed film adaptation of Square Enix’s “Just Cause” video game has just landed itself a lead actor and a director in the forms of Jason Momoa and Brad Peyton, respectively. The pair previously worked together on the Netflix series “Frontier.”
According to Deadline, the film will be based on a screenplay by John Collee, whose past writing credits includes “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.”
Momoa, who stars as Aquaman in the upcoming “Justice League” movie and played Khal Drogo on “Game of Thrones,” is set to take on the role of Rico “Scoprion” Rodriguez, a former CIA Agent who specializes in “regime-change” missions. While no details of the film’s script have yet been revealed, the plot is expected to feature a crisis of conscience Rico suffers while on such a mission.
The first installment in the “Just Cause,” video game series was released in 2006. It placed players in the role of Rico “Scorpion” Rodriguez and tasked them with the overthrow of various dictators in a variety of lush locales.
The film project is still in the early stages of production and does not yet have a release date, although 20th Century Fox has secured first rights to its worldwide distribution, excluding China, where the Chinese studio DNA will distribute the movie through its own distribution partners.
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