Just Cause Movie Adaptation Lands John Wick Writer - Prima Games

Just Cause Movie Adaptation Lands John Wick Writer

by Liana Ruppert

Fans that are still raving about the latest John Wick movie might be excited to find out that the writer has a new project in the works and that’s taking on the popular gaming series Just Cause and turning it into a full-feature film. Creator, writer Derek Kolstad has officially the move to take the Just Cause franchise to the big screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Derek Kolstad will be joined by producers Adrian Askarieh and Robert Kulzer from Prime Universe Films. Askarieh has been very vocal in the past about his faith in video game-to-movie adaptations and is also intimately familiar with the world of Just Cause. 

The announcement comes on the heels of an incredibly successful opening weekend for the latest movie, John Wick 3. John Wick 3: Parabellum opened with an impressive $56.8 million in revenue, officially dethroning Avengers: Endgame out of the top spot in North America. 

The game themselves follows the story of Rico Rodriguez, a man tasked with stopping the nefarious forces of the Black Hand mercenary group. With Just Cause 4 having been the last game in the bunch to release and to rave reviews, now might just be the perfect time to take another crack at a new video game adaptation. 

What do you think about the latest news for the Just Cause movie? Any particular casting picks you’d like to see in the upcoming film? Hit us up with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames!

Liana Ruppert

With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!