Jason Momoa To Star In ‘Just Cause’ Movie

By Kristine Garcia , Updated Mar 14, 2017 10:29 AM EDT
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“Just Cause” is a game of action, mayhem and complete destruction that will soon have an adaptation unto the big screen.
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“Just Cause” is a game of action, mayhem and complete destruction. What can be better translated into a Hollywood blockbuster than that? Will the “Just Cause” movie break the curse of the poorly accepted game adaptation into the big screen?

Polygon has announced that Jason Momoa will play the role of Rico Rodriguez in the movie adaptation of “Just Cause”. The actor is known for his roles as Khal Drogo in the “Game of Thrones” series and Aquaman from the soon to come “Justice League” movie. Judging by his performance in “Game of Thrones” and “Stargate: Atalntis” the actor should not have troubles adapting to an action packed role. Still, only time will tell if the role will be a giant breakthrough in adaptation history or just another flop, which will disperse as fast as it had appeared on the screen.

According to GameRant, the team behind the “Just Cause” movie is composed of specialists who have a lot of experience in the movie making business. John Collee is the writer behind the game’s adaptation in an on-screen script. Collee is known for his work on Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, which is a good beginning is assuring fans that the movie will be worth watching. Brad Peyton is the man chosen to stand behind the camera and bring life to the script. The director is known for his work on San Andreas, an action packed film, whose spirit is not much different from the one of the game.

This is not the only game to movie adaptation that Square Enix has planned. GameSpot reports that the publisher plans on rebooting the “Tomb Raider” movie franchise. The series released two movies back in the early 2000’s, but they did not reach any point of critical acclaim. Now, they have chosen Alicia Vikander as the star of the “Tomb Raider” franchise and probably will manage to create some art from the world’s most popular female protagonist’s story. There is not information for the “Just Cause” movie’s release date, but the “Tomb Raider” reboot is expected for 2018.

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