‘Men in Black: International’ & ‘Friday’ Director Set to Helm ‘Saints Row’ Movie
F. Gary Gray, director of the upcoming 'Men in Black: International' has been announced as the director of a 'Saints Row' movie adaptation.
Deadline has reported that F. Gary Gray has been chosen to direct the long-awaited movie adaptation of the 'Saints Row' video game series. The first game in the franchise was released as an XBox exclusive, taking a serious approach to its street gang story. With each successive game, now available on multiple platforms, the games became increasingly crazier, ultimately seeing the Saints take on aliens in a Matrix-style simulation and even battling demons in Hell. No word on which game the film will be adapting, or if it will be a completely new story based on the franchise.
Apart from directing 'Friday' and the latest addition to the 'Men in Black' universe, Gray is known for directing 'The Negotiator', 'The Fate of the Furious', and 'Straight Outta Compton'.
New writer Greg Russo has been confirmed to write the script. Though Russo is new to writing for Hollywood, he's also been confirmed for two other adaptations of video games, the movie reboots of 'Mortal Kombat' and 'Resident Evil'.