Last year it was announced that Justice League star Jason Momoa has joined the cast of Just Cause, an adaptation of the hit video game series, which has Brad Peyton attached to direct.
Coming off the back of another video game adaptation Rampage, which opened in theaters around the world earlier this month, Peyton has provided an update on the film’s progress during an interview with Collider, as well as discussing why Momoa is perfect for the character of Rico Rodriguez, a.k.a. Scorpio.
“We’re working on the script. Jason Momoa, myself, and my producing partner, Jeff Fierson, have a show on Netflix, called Frontier, so we have a good working relationship with him, and he’s a really easy, good guy to work with. At this point, we’re just working on his character and we’re working on the script.
“The world has this fun tone. When I talked to Jason about it, he was like, ‘I want to do a bad-ass Bond. I want to do a guy that just sits on the beach and drinks.’ I pitched him one of the first images from the game, which is the guy sitting on the beach and having a beer, and there’s a boat out in the water. He hits a button, the boat blows up, and then he drinks his beer.
“I was like, ‘That’s who this guy is,’ and he was like, ‘Oh, my god, yes! I’ll do that!’ That is tonally what [the film] should be, and the title represents that idea. From there, we have to make our own thing. It has to pay respect and give the fans what they need, but also be a unique thing.”
As yet, there’s no word as to when we might expect Just Cause to go into production, but Momoa is currently occupied with reshoots on Aquaman, followed by another comic book adaptation in the remake of The Crow.