Ángel Manuel Soto to Direct Universal Pictures’ “Just Cause” Film, Based on Popular Video Game Series

  • Ángel Manuel Soto, known for his work on "Blue Beetle" and "Charm City Kings," will direct Universal Pictures’ film based on the video game "Just Cause."
  • The "Just Cause" movie will be produced by Kelly McCormick and David Leitch through 87North, with additional support from Story Kitchen.
  • The "Just Cause" video game series offers players action-adventure gameplay, with players taking on the role of Rico Rodriguez in overthrowing authoritarian regimes. Ángel Manuel Soto is also working on other high-profile projects.

Hey there movie buffs and gamers! So, you know that awesome director Angel Manuel Soto, right? The guy behind the upcoming ‘Blue Beetle’ film and ‘Charm City Kings’? Well, hold on to your popcorn because he’s now set to direct Universal Pictures’ new movie based on the super popular video game series ‘Just Cause’!

Now, if you’re not familiar with the ‘Just Cause’ games, let me break it down for you. Developed by Avalanche Studios and published by the likes of Eidos Interactive and Square Enix, this series is all about epic open-world action-adventure gameplay. Think overthrowing authoritarian regimes across various island nations in games like ‘Just Cause’, ‘Just Cause 2’, ‘Just Cause 3’, and ‘Just Cause 4’. And get this, by 2018, these games had sold over 15 million copies worldwide! That’s a lot of virtual revolutions, folks.

In the ‘Just Cause’ universe, players get to step into the boots of Rico Rodriguez, a secret agent from the made-up country of Medici. Rico’s got skills, from running, swimming, and jumping to handling all sorts of weapons. And hey, the series’ name is a cheeky reference to a real U.S. military operation in Panama. Pretty cool, huh?

But back to Angel Manuel Soto. This guy is on fire! Not only is he working on ‘Just Cause’, but he’s also directing ‘The Wrecking Crew’ for MGM/Amazon with big names like Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista. And hey, he’s even co-writing a ‘Transformers’ spin-off. Talk about keeping busy!

So, get ready to see Soto’s magic on the big screen with ‘Just Cause’. And you better stay tuned for all the latest updates on this exciting new project. Who knows, maybe we’ll get some behind-the-scenes action too!

And hey, if you enjoyed this little sneak peek, why not share it with your movie-loving pals? The more, the merrier, right? Cheers to Angel Manuel Soto and ‘Just Cause’! Let’s make movie magic happen!

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