We're not sure why the producers believe this film needs any writing whatsoever. …oh all right, we're just exaggerating.

According to The Hollywood Reporter , Bryan Edward Hill has been brought on to rewrite "Just Cause: Scorpion Rising," which is being produced by Adrian Askarieh and Eric Eisner.

If you didn't know, Just Cause is all about open-world mayhem, with over-the-top chaos on a grander scale than Grand Theft Auto (just nowhere near as refined). Just Cause 2 launched earlier this year and ended up selling over 3.5 million copies, so of course a movie adaptation was logical.

Michael Ross ("Touristas") wrote the first draft of the script but evidently, they needed to bring in Hill to fix it up. Hill co-wrote "Broken Trinity: Pandora's Box," a Witchblade mini-series for Top Cow, and he co-created the Image comic "7 Days From Hell." The latter got Hill involved in Hollywood, as he was hired to write the big-screen adaptation. Let's hope he gives "Just Cause: Scorpion Rising" the boost it needs.

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LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

I love JustCause2 but it's storyline/characters were the weakest part. I see this movie having the same quality as FarCry did.

frylock25
frylock25
10 years ago

that is not suprising as the game could have used a rewriting. eh whatever. i dont have high expectations for this.

firesoul453
firesoul453
10 years ago

A movie for a game where the best thing is the gameplay, not the story?

Beamboom
Beamboom
10 years ago

lol – exactly.
I've played the game but if you asked me what the story was I'd be like, "uhm… What?" 😀

___________
___________
10 years ago

eh, whatever.
after the atrocity of doom ive learned to ignore hollywood, they have released probably 5 good movies since 2000!
i just wish avalanche would do another just cause game, but this time with higher destructibility, and less repetitive missions.
i dont mind the cheesy faceless characters, it fits really well with the games cheesy b grade i dont give a f*ck tone.
they need to have a look at all the mods out there.
longer leaches, higher strength leashes, multiple leashes able to strap to multiple things, faster reel in times.
add that to just cause 3 with a bigger and better map, bigger fire fights, larger map, less repetitive enemies and combat.
and you got yourself the perfect open world game!