'Aquaman' Star Jason Momoa Joins 'Just Cause' Film Adaption; Brad Peyton To Direct

A live action adaption of the Square Enix video game Just Cause has gained some traction. Jason Momoa, star of the upcoming DC Films' Justice League and Aquaman, has signed on to star as the main protagonist, Rico Rodriguez.

Brad Peyton has also signed on to direct the feature film from a screenplay by Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World scribe John Collee, who co-wrote the Australian motion picture Tanna, which received a nomination by the Academy for Best Foreign Language Film category. While plot details are scarce, it is expected to follow the storyline from the video game, which follows Rico Rodriguez (Momoa) who is an operative for an organization known as the Agency and deals with a crisis of conscience while on a mission.

Producing the film will be ASAP Entertainment's Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson, Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee, Prime Universe Films' Adrian Askarieh; Supernova Entertainment's Eva Cao; and  DNA Co. Ltd.'s Mason XU and Fan Dong, the China-based DNA also provided the financing for the film.

20th Century Fox has first rights to worldwide distribution, except for China where DNA will distribute through a local distribution partner.

Currently Momoa can be seen in Netflix's Frontier series, which is produced and directed by Peyton. The actor will be seen in the upcoming Zack Snyder-directed Justice League as Aquaman before in his own standalone film, which will be directed by James Wan. Peyton will be going into production on New Line Cinema feature Rampage which stars Dwayne Johnson.

Source: Deadline


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