Video game movies have none of my faith at this point, but casting Jason Momoa is always worth noting. The film would be directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas) who worked with Momoa on their Netflix Original Series Frontier and will get a screenplay by John Collee (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World). It’s always a quality sign when you know a director and actor have chemistry and enjoy working together, but I for one was not a fan of San Andreas and I haven’t been able to watch Frontier.
If anything, we’d be getting a classic popcorn flick with tons of destruction, action, and a handsome lead actor which is exactly what video game films need to become at this point. The films being taken so seriously have not worked and I think they need to make their movies like they do their video games, entertaining.
The premise of story follows Rico Rodriguez as an agent for the agency known as, you guessed it, the Agency. The film is making sure to keep the plot under wraps – why I don’t know – but will likely follow the conflict of interest and conscience Rico has during his line of work.
Peyton is also directing the live action adaptation of the video game Rampage with Dwayne Johnson for New Line Cinema. If anything, we can determine that these could very well be guilty pleasure “big blockbusters” that you just have mindless fun with. If that’s the case, I can’t be too mad at that, but don’t expect these to be the saviors of a flat-lining genre.