Aquaman actor Jason Momoa lands Just Cause movie adaptation

Brad Peyton will direct 

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Jason Momoa’s recently released Netflix show Frontier may have been ravaged by critics, but Hollywood studios still have faith in the ex-Game of Thrones actor. 

The action star - who plays Aquaman in Warner Bros’ DC films - has signed on to lead the upcoming adaptation of Square Enix video game Just Cause.

According to Deadline, Brad Peyton (San Andreas, Frontier) will helm the film, the screenplay written by John Collee (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World).

Like the games - which are basically an homage to 80s action films - the film will follow Rico Rodriguez (Momoa), an operative for the organisation Agency. 

The majority of the plot is being kept closely guarded but fans of the series can expect guns, explosions, and Rico dealing with a ‘crisis of conscience’ while on a mission. 

Momoa can next be seen in cinemas in Once Upon a Time in Venice, an action comedy co-starring Bruce Willis and John Goodman. Following that, the actor will appear in Justice League, reprising his role as Aquaman from Batman v Superman.