Just Cause movie is Scorpion Rising, 'third game on the way'

Hollywood film adaptation reportedly set to tell Rico's back story

The Hollywood movie adaptation of open world action series Just Cause will focus on the origin of Scorpion, aka protagonist Rico Rodriguez.


Announced last October, the adaptation is being overseen by producers Eric Eisner and Adrian Askarieh. The latter was responsible for the production of the Hitman film.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bryan Edward Hill (comic series Witchblade) is currently writing a second draft of the film's script. The movie will be titled Just Cause: Scorpion Rising.

The report also supports previous stories claiming a third game in the series is in development at Avalanche. Back in October, Xbox World Magazine suggested the title is set for release in 2012.

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