After shifting a hell of a lot of slow-loading discs over the past few years, the Just Cause games are now destined for the big screen.
San Andreas director Brad Peyton has signed on to helm the project, with Jason Momoa onboard as main character Rico Rodriguez. The movie is to be independently financed and produced by a collaboration of production companies, including ASAP Entertainment, Vertigo Entertainment, Prime Universe Films, Supernova Entertainment and Chinese production company DNA Co. Ltd. 20th Century Fox will handle distribution in all territories but the People’s Republic of China, where DNA will make their own arrangements with domestic distributors.
Taking its name from Operation Just Cause, the American invasion of Panama in 1988, the Just Cause series sees Rico Rodriguez leading a one-man intervention on behalf of a shady US Government agency known as The Agency, in various coups and civil wars in small countries around the world. Part driving game, part action adventure, part exercise in watching paint dry due to the loading time, the series is known for its ludicrously entertaining and over the top action moments. Here’s hoping that in the film, Momoa will be able to attach enemies to distant buildings with bungee cord and send em flying.