Yesterday, Sony Interactive announced they have formed a production studio called PlayStation Productions to develop Sony-owned video games into film and television projects. It looks like other studios are starting to get their own video game projects into gear as the Just Cause movie just landed a new screenwriter.
TheHollywoodReporter has revealed that John Wick creator Derek Kolstad is set to write a new script and produce a feature film based on the video game franchise Just Cause and now has Constantin Film attached.
Derek Kolstad, the creator and writer of John Wick, has been tapped to kickstart Just Cause, the adaptation of the hit video game franchise.
Constantin Film has also boarded the project, partnering with producer Adrian Askarieh of Prime Universe Films. Askarieh, a longtime believer in the video game adaptation genre, has been associated with Cause for close to a decade and the combination of Kolstad and Constantin positions the property to launch as a global action franchise.
From Avalanche Studios and Square Enix, the four games in the franchise follow Rico Rodriguez on a race-against-time mission to stop The Black Hand, a lethal mercenary group.
Brad Peyton had been previously attached to write and direct.
Kolstad is no stranger to video game adaptations as he’s developing a series based on Hitman for Hulu. Constantin Film is also behind the Resident Evil and the upcoming Monster Hunter film.
Other action projects in development include the recently announced John Wick: Chapter 4 along with Nobody shooting this fall which is directed by Hardcore Henry’s Ilya Naishuller and starring Bob Odenkirk.
Some studio video game projects currently in the works include Metal Gear Solid, The Division, Call of Duty, Splinter Cell, Uncharted, The Last of Us, and Showtime is planning on shooting a Halo series in the fall.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER