The world of movie news continues to be dominated by video game adaptations.
Word is coming to us from The Hollywood Reporter that John Wick creator and writer Derek Kolstad has been tapped to pen the forthcoming feature film adaptation of the popular video game franchise Just Cause.
Constantin Film and Prime Universe Films’ Adrian Askarieh are partnering up to bring the project to life. According to the report, Askarieh has been a long-time believer in the sub-genre of films based on video games and has been associated with the Just Cause franchise for over a decade.
The outlet describes the game series:
“From Avalanche Studios and Square Enix, the four games in the franchise follow Rico Rodriguez on a race-against-time mission to stop The Black Hand, a lethal mercenary group.”
In addition to writing the script, Kolstad will executive produce the flick. His hire gives us a better understanding of Askarieh’s vision for this potential franchise: lots of over-the-top action possibly accompanied by some intriguing worldbuilding. While the former fits perfectly with the source material, the project could possibly benefit from more of the ladder.
John Wick: Chapter 3– Parabellum just hit theaters this past weekend, toppling Avengers: Endgame at the box office and bowing to a series-best $56.8 million. John Wick 4 has already been announced.
How do you feel about Kolstad penning the Just Cause movie? Does it inspire you that the film will be any good? Or do you still need to see more video game adaptations work before you can trust this? Hit me up in the comments below and let me know how you feel about this news!