20 years later, Just Cause is getting a movie

May 30, 2024 by No Comments


Just Cause first appeared on the PlayStation 2 in 2006, emerging as an ambitious open-world game set in the largest explorable environments gamers have ever seen. It’s an explosive title featuring acrobatic movement mechanics, intense combat sequences, and a thrilling story in which players take control of the enigmatic, charismatic hero Rico Rodriguez.

In 2010, a follow-up title was released, with a third dropping in 2015. In 2018, Just Cause 4 – the most recent game in the series – was released, but sadly it was the worst received game in the franchise so far. .

Now, after nearly twenty years on the market, Just Cause has been confirmed to be getting a live-action adaptation.


Enter Ricoh

Rico Rodriguez is one of the most capable characters in gaming history. Armed with innovative gadgets including a grapple hook, jetpack, wingsuit and portable rocket thrusters – among many other things – Rodriguez swings, flies and shoots in a different theater of war in each game. He was what I affectionately called a ‘topler’ who usually joined hands with rebels and revolutionaries, charged with liberating countries from tyrannical dictators.

This was confirmed recently By The Hollywood Reporter The film Just Cause is in the works — but it’s been trying to get a track for more than a decade. The license changed hands several times, eventually landing in the lap of Universal Pictures and moving forward with even greater urgency given the recent success of live-action adaptations of video games.

According to the report, Kelly McCormick and David Leach ((The Fall Guy) Dmitri Johnson, who worked together on Tomb Raider and Sonic the Hedgehog, is set to produce the film alongside Mike Goldberg and Timothy Stevenson. It will be directed by Angel Manuel Soto who has recently been recognized as a pioneer Blue Beetle.

The big question: Who can play Rico Rodriguez? Javier Bardem to Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Pedro Pascal to Diego Luna are some of the names that have been lobbied in the past. To be fair, it probably goes to Chris Pratt.


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