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.