Just Cause Movie Sets Sights on Stuber Director Michael Dowse

Lawrence Kim
July 16, 2020

Michael Dowse, who last directed the action comedy Stuber, is set to helm Just Cause, the adaptation of the hit video game franchise.

Constantin Film is behind the project, which is being produced by Constantin's Robert Kulzer as well as Adrian Askarieh via his Prime Universe Films. Derek Kolstad, the creator of John Wick, is writing the movie, and Constantin Film is behind the long-rumoured live-action take on the fan-favourite property which has now spanned four successful video games.

Constantin Film's Martin Moszkowicz is exec producing, while Square Enix will also serve in an executive producer capacity. The series draws its name from the real-life United States invasion of Panama, code-named "Operation Just Cause". Rodriguez (aka "The Scorpion") has become one of the few Latino iconic video game characters. The plots often take a backseat to the utterly ludicrous chaos that you can drum up as the protagonist: you're given complete freedom in how you approach your missions, which often results in the type of spectacularly ridiculous and explosive action scenes that probably populate Michael Bay's dreams. There will be a female co-lead giving Just Cause a Romancing the Stone vibe.

After starting out as an editor while directing short films and music videos, Dowse made his feature directing debut on Fubar, which opened Midnight Madness at the Sundance Film Festival.

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