Eric Eisner's L+E Productions has optioned the rights to a Just Cause movie script written by Michael Ross, reports Variety. Producer Adrian Askarieh is helping the production company flesh out the project "before shopping it to the studios." L+E Productions' first project, Hamlet 2, was picked up by Focus Features for a reported $10 million in 2008, giving some hope to the possibility of Just Cause actually appearing in theaters at some point in the future. Askarieh also helped to get the Hitman film out the door, to which a sequel is currently in production.
The Just Cause film will apparently focus on the story of Rico "The Scorpion" Rodriguez as he takes on "deadly missions for the US government that come in the form of creating chaos and destrabalizing rogue nations from within and turning the bad guys against each other." Sound familiar? Let's just hope the adaptation doesn't take any of that ... questionable NPC chatter along for the ride.
Dear Film Industry,
Your continued butchering of magnificent franchises is getting old. If you're going to butcher a franchise, at least do it properly and give it a good story, even if the story is unrelated to the game. Simply being set in the same universe would be fine, with the occasional reference to the game. But this? This is utterly horrific.
Sincerely, A Concerned Gamer
If anyone's going to direct a Just Cause film, it has to be Michael Bay. Just Cause, as we all know, is all about the big guns, big boobs and even bigger explosions - three things Bay is renowned for.
17th June 2002
What, no Ewe [sic] Boll?
exactly what I was thinking matt.
I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
15th December 2002
There are more games that end up with scripts and no movie, than with a movie. I wouldn't worry too much just yet.
But yes, turning games into movies sucks.
Danny King | Community Manager | GameFront.com
really their is a just cause the movie?
At least the people picked for the project are far better than Uwe Boll. I actually liked Hitman the movie and thought Olyphant played the part pretty well. I also asked some friends both gamer's and non gamers what they thought of it and most liked it. When you think about it, Just Cause the movie has a chance to be better than the game. The game is very arcade and immature, with no story depth and as mentioned, the voice acting is quite strange. When it comes right down to it the shallow story, over the top action, and crazy stunts in Just Cause are more befitting a cheesy action movie than a video game.
I didn't like Just Cause so I doubt I'll like this movie. And is it not obvious that all games have a script for film production? Sure most of them don't use it, or it just isn't needed.
Games are not meant to be put on films.
Now if only someone could make movies based on the Star Wars EU like not just based on the political events happening the SW galaxy but taking it more to the side of the intricacy and the machinations of the Force itself like they did DF2:JK or somewhat like in TSL with the extremely dark and gloomy atmosphere throughout and the fact that there wasn't going to be a good ending but something that is just empty. Neither good or bad.