Saints Row is coming to the big screen

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You heard that correctly – Saints Row, the hit video game series following the lives of the Third Street Saints, is getting a film adaptation.

According to a report from Deadline, F. Gary Gray is in charge of development. Greg Russo, who’s currently responsible for the Mortal Kombat reboot script, is writing.

Gray has previously worked on Straight Outta Compton, The Fate of the Furious, and has just wrapped up Men In Black: International, which is due out on June 14th.

Saints Row currently consists of four main instalments, their corresponding DLC, and the Saints Row: Gat out of Hell standalone expansion. The series originally started out quite serious until Saints Row: The Third, wherein the series took a sharp turn into the zany.

This is very serious gameplay from a very serious game.

If you’re more into serious games, you’ll want to play the first two. If you have a taste for the bizarre, the third, fourth, and Gat out of Hell expansion are for you.

There’s also Agents of Mayhem, which is set in the same universe as the Saints Row games, but isn’t considered part of the series.

The current status of a fifth game in the series is up in the air, although an article from Eurogamer back in February 2018 reported that Deep Silver and Volition were working on the next Saints Row.

In the meantime, Saints Row: The Third is heading to the Nintendo Switch on May 10th. It’s a very worthy addition to any Switch lineup as long as you’re open to outlandish humour.

Sources: Deadline and Eurogamer.