The upcoming release of Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package on Nintendo Switch is picking up steam. Out on May 10th, the wise-cracking, no holds barred, meta-comedic urban street-gang sandbox game has its sights set on a bigger screen and heist.

Painting the silver screen purple, Deadline secured an exclusive so it could announce that a Saints Row movie is in the works. Currently, the project is in the early stages of pre-production. With Koch Media, who operates game’s publisher Deep Silver, on board co-producing the film with Fenix Studios and Occupant Entertainment, it appears that there will be some artistic control from Deep Silver.

Along with the announcement, a director and writer have been chosen. F. Gary Gray will be directing the film — a near perfect pick given his filming experience, directing Straight Outta Compton, The Fate of the Furious, and the upcoming Men in Black: International. As for the writer, Greg Russo has his hands full. Already working on the scripts for Mortal Kombat and the Resident Evil reboot, it’s clear that his workload at least has a theme.

There is no word for an expected release date currently — we’ll continue to follow any future updates, so stay tuned.

 

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Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

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