Purpler than Prince’s undies drawer, Saints Row is a video game series that’s kind of the Hot Shots! to Grand Theft Auto‘s Top Gun.
It’s batshizzle crazy, takes nothing seriously and is a whole lot of fun.
Years ago we suggested that Saints Row probably should be a movie, and obviously somebody didn’t listen to us but came up with the idea all on their lonesome, for it’s happening.
Not only that, but it has some serious directorial muscle behind it. F. Gary Gray, who’s given us Straight Outta Compton and The Fate of the Furious – and has just finished up on Men in Black: International – is taking the reins, and we can only hope that it’s as nuts as the game series became.
How nuts? It revolves around a gang called the Third Street Saints. They get up to normal gang activities like jacking cars, playing with guns, whacking people with wobbly sex toys, dealing with alien invasions, straddling rockets to the sound of Aerosmith, having their leader become US President, visiting Hell to save their boss… The usual stuff.
Looking at those three Gray movies that we mentioned, he’s got game in all the Saints pies. We can’t wait to see what he comes up with.
Here’s a quick look at the Saints in action (oh yeah, LANGUAGE WARNING):