Just Cause Movie Script Apparently Needed A Rewrite
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.
12/16/2011 10:13:42 AM Ben Dutka