2017 is proving to be a huge year for Jason Momoa, as he transitions from one major blockbuster to another courtesy of the video game adaptation Just Cause. The project will have the 37-year old take on the key role of protagonist Rico Rodriguez. San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island filmmaker Brad Peyton directs his second video game installment in a matter of months, following Rampage with Dwayne Johnson.
Happy Feet screenwriter John Collee is penning the script as they attempt to bring the 2006 creation by Eidos Interactive from the console to the big screen. The story will focus on Rodriguez, an Agency member who is tasked with infiltrating and overthrowing fictional dictatorial nations.
Square Enix is sticking to the same formula with the Tomb Raider reboot prior to Momoa's next venture. Just Cause 3 was the most recent edition released in 2015 to Playstation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.
Aquaman Synopsis Leaked
The story of Aquaman will probably come as no shock to those that have an understanding of the character. But Acting Auditions have published a fresh synopsis of the DC installment, which Momoa is the face of. Overlapping some environmental themes, this James Wan picture will tap into some topical issues.
"Aquaman will centre on Aquaman as a reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis who is caught between land dwellers that are always polluting the globe and his own people who are ready to invade the surface. Also starring is Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Hollywood Film Awards winner Amber Heard as Mera, two-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master, New Zealand Film and TV Awards winner Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta."
Jason A Big Kid Again For Aquaman Role
Speaking with Mens Journal, Momoa admitted that the moment he put on the Aquaman suit gave him chills. Seeing more parts come in after he stole the show in HBO's Game of Thrones before embarking on the Netflix series Frontier, the Hawaiian is beaming with excitement and anticipation for the DC flick to finally debut.
"I can’t wait for everyone to see what we do with it," he said. "Getting to (visit) the set of the last movie, and putting on the outfit is just huge. I just had this stupid grin on my face, because I never thought in a million years I would have this opportunity. Now I’m going to be in this role for a few years, but I couldn’t be more excited about it."
Aquaman will open October 5, 2018.