“Aquaman” star Jason Momoa has reportedly signed on to play Rico Rodriguez in the film adaptation of blockbuster video game franchise “Just Cause”.
The Wrap broke the casting news with Deadline adding that “San Andreas” helmer Brad Peyton is set to direct the project from a script by John Collee (“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”)
Based on the popular action-adventure video game series created by Avalanche Studios and Square Enix, the games follow Rico Rodriguez (aka. Scorpio), a CIA operative and occasional freelance mercenary who specialises in ‘regime-change’ operations.
In each game you overthrow a dictatorship of a small island nation – the first in the Caribbean, the second in Micronesia and the third in the Mediterranean. The games boast massive open world sandbox environments where almost everything is destructible and you have a high powered grappling hook, retractable parachute and more.
The aim of the game is essentially to blow up as much as you can and cause chaos, while the tone starts out as a 1980s action blockbuster and gets increasingly ridiculous – the finale of the second game for example has you chasing the enemy on foot across the backs of four giant nuclear missles in flight.