Jason Momoa has today confirmed his involvement in the upcoming adaptation of the popular gaming series Just Cause.
Momoa is set to portray series protagonist and covert agent Rico Rodriguez, a covert Government agent dropped onto a Caribbean island governed by a dictator suspected of having weapons of mass destruction. Rodriguez must use all his wits, skills, intellect and power to take the dictator down piece by piece, by exploiting, dealing and collaborating with a variety of figures on the island including drug cartels and rogue guerrilla resistance groups. Along the way, he also suffers from a moral crisis of confidence, which is expected to also tie into the plot.
Brad Peyton (San Andreas), who has previously alongside worked with Momoa for the Netflix series Frontier, is set to direct the action-adventure picture’s script. The script in question is written by John Collee (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), but most likely will borrow heavily from the three games in the franchise, which is produced by Eidos Interactive and Square Enix.
The news of a Just Cause adaptation is hardly surprising, considering the recent flux of video-game adaptations, including Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed and the upcoming Uncharted movie.
Check out some more information about the Just Cause film below: