We’re actually surprised about this. Not that Just Cause is being made into a movie. Rather, we’re surprised that it’s taken so long for Hollywood to make one based on the series!
Ask anybody who’s played any of the games. Just Cause is pretty much a summer blockbuster in every aspect.
Big explosions, tons of guns, paper-thin plot and of course, absurd over the top action. Pop quiz: Are we describing Just Cause or describing Micheal Bay’s Transformers films here? The answer? We’re doing both!
Courtesy of Deadline, it’s reported that Just Cause will follow the plot of the games with Rico Rodriguez taking on the Black Hand. They don’t mention which game it’s specifically based on, so it’s safe to say it won’t be the recent, more spectacular ones since they require setting up Rico’s background.
If you’ve never played the games, Rico’s a suave Latino agent provocateur, who’s sent in to destabilize dictatorships and other oppressive regimes. By that, we mean he’s tasked to blow stuff up, kill the bad guys and look good by doing it.
Hopefully, they include Rico’s grappling hook and wingsuit as they’ve become pretty much trademarks of the series.
There’s nobody attached to act or direct yet, but the script’s being done by John Wick’s scribe, Derek Kolstad, which should hopefully mean good things for the movie. At the very least, maybe we’ll get some inventive set pieces.
The movie’s set to begin filming in 2020, so don’t expect it to come anytime soon. Hell, it might even be a competitor to John Wick: Chapter 4, which current has a May 21 2021 release date.
In the meantime, to see Kolstad’s most recent work, you might want to catch John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. You can find our review of that movie here!