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The popular hit game Saints Row will be getting its own film. The Saints Row film will be directed by F. Gary Gray. The writer for the film is Greg Russo who is also writing the reboot for Mortal Kombat. Gray, worked on Straight Outta Compton and The Fate of The Furious and has recently finished the long-awaited Men In Black: International that stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. That film will be out in June on the 14th.
Saints Row is an action-adventure video game series created by Volition and published by Deep Silver, that tells the story of a gang called the Third Street Saints; the title comes from the name of the district of the gang’s home territory. Typically, the gameplay is presented in an open world format because of the mixture of nonlinear gameplay with action-adventure and racing sequences. The series is known for its comedic elements. The games’ stories are written as comedies that feature popular culture homages and parodies, as well as self-referential humor.
The Saint Row film is still in its early stages. Pre-production to be exact. It is rumored that the film will stay true to the video game franchise and hints at a potential sequel pending the success of the movie. In the four games released, Saints Row, Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third, and Saints Row IV, you play as a member of the third street game. You embark on missions that offer a similarity to Grand Theft Auto.
Gray is repped by UTA, Artists First and Del Shaw Moonves; Russo’s deal was brokered by Verve, Lit Entertainment, and Jeff Frankel. Scribe’s deal was done before the WGA/ATA franchise agreement expired.
What are your thoughts on this news? Hopefully the new MIB film releasing in June is good, the film Straight Outta Compton film was good, but do you think that they can tackle this in such a way that it makes for a great film? Lets discuss.