Saints Row Movie In Development With The Fate of the Furious Director
Is Johnny Gat about to get fast and furious?
By Matt Purslow
F. Gary Gray, director of The Fate of the Furious, is set to direct a film adaptation of the Saints Row video games. As reported by Deadline, development is still in the early stages, but Greg Russo is attached to write the screenplay. Russo is currently scripting the Mortal Kombat movie reboot for Warner Bros., as well as the Resident Evil movie reboot. So far there’s no story details, but the films will presumably take plenty of inspiration from the games, which follow the exploits of the Third Street Saints gang in the fictional cities of Stilwater and Steelport. The series’ debut on Xbox 360 was somewhat serious, but the sequels increased the amount of comedy and outlandish action involved. As such, the director of a Fast and Furious film seems the ideal fit.
Gray’s current project is Men In Black: International, which releases June 14, and he previously directed Straight Outta Compton. If you’re interested in Gray’s work, check out what we learned on the set of Men In Black: International, and how the film rebuilds the series’ DNA. It’s been a long time since we had a Saints Row game, so if you need to remind yourself of the series, check out our Saints Row IV review, too. Matt Purslow is IGN UK’s News and Entertainment Writer, and hopes that Keith David gets to be in the Saints Row movie. You can follow him (Matt, not Keith) on Twitter.