Just Cause Games Get Films

L+E Pictures has optioned the film rights to the over-the-top spy action video game franchise “Just Cause” reports Variety.

The games follow Rico Rodriguez, aka the Scorpion, a black ops agent who carries out deadly missions for the U.S. government which revolve around destabilising rogue nations from within and turning the bad guys against each other.

The first game in the series was set on the fictional South American tropical island San Esperito, the second around the Indonesian island of Panau. Rodriguez frequently uses both a grappling hook and retractable parachute to perform death-defying stunts that utterly defy the laws of physics.

From hijacking fighter planes in mid-air to a chase/boss battle that takes place on the back of four freshly launched nuclear missiles, the series earned strong reviews for its fun and impressive open world scale.

Michael Ross (“Turistas”) will pen the script while Adrian Askarieh (“Hitman”) will produce.