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Saints Row film to launch with Saints Row 3

Saints Row film to launch with Saints Row 3

THQ has announced that a Saints Row film will be released in 2012, along with a third game.

THQ executive vice president Danny Bilson has used E3 2010 to announce that a Saints Row film is in the works and that it will see a 2012 release alongside a third Saints Row game. The game will be called Saints Row 3, imaginatively enough.

Both the game and the film are currently set down for a March 2012 release, with Bilson revealing that an unnamed 'major filmmaker' was attached to the project. GameSpot videoed the whole thing.

The launch of the film and game together is part of THQ's new 'transmedia' strategy, which has also seen a two-hour long Red Faction TV movie be announced.

Rapper 50 Cent apparently optioned the rights to a Saints Row movie back at the start of 2009, having developed a close relationship with THQ through his own game, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand.

Essentially a blinged-up version of GTA in the eyes of many, the first two Saints Row games have done a lot of business for THQ, so it's not surprising that the publisher doesn't want to put the franchise to bed just yet.

Check out our Saints Row 2 review for more info on the series, or our Saints Row review if you're feeling old school.

Interested in the film, the game or both? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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DragunovHUN 17th June 2010, 11:57 Quote
Can't wait for the game, not too crazy about the movie though.
BlackMage23 17th June 2010, 12:03 Quote
Not too sure about the film idea. Maybe they will get Uwe Bol to direct lol.
mi1ez 17th June 2010, 12:36 Quote
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The game will be called Saints Row 3, imaginatively enough.
At lest didn't try to call it 3aint's Row!

Please God, not 50¢...
lacuna 17th June 2010, 13:16 Quote
Saints Row 2 is one of my favourite games; its exactly what GTA IV should have been. I am definately looking forward to the 3rd installment. The film doesn't sound very interesting.
Flibblebot 17th June 2010, 13:18 Quote
Surely the film is just going to be yet another generic gangster movie?
lp1988 17th June 2010, 13:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Flibblebot
Surely the film is just going to be yet another generic gangster movie?

Starring 50 Cent
LJF 17th June 2010, 15:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by mi1ez
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The game will be called Saints Row 3, imaginatively enough.
At lest didn't try to call it 3aint's Row!

They'll be saving that gem for the fifth iteration, 5aints Row, clearly.
Mongoose132 17th June 2010, 16:41 Quote
Use Uwe Boll?!
javaman 18th June 2010, 00:32 Quote
I love saints row 2. It was better than GTA in my eyes, plus it had a few funny moments too! don't make a film tho, I shouldn't need to explain why. Especially if 34pence (according to current exchange rates) is in it. Anything he part of or had input into I've yet to enjoy!
Neoki 18th June 2010, 09:24 Quote
Im not meaning to be funny but does the chap in the picture look like a black Eminem
Steve @ CCL 18th June 2010, 09:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by javaman
I love saints row 2. It was better than GTA in my eyes, plus it had a few funny moments too! don't make a film tho, I shouldn't need to explain why. Especially if 34pence (according to current exchange rates) is in it. Anything he part of or had input into I've yet to enjoy!

Lies! About the 50Cent part. I loved the crap out of Saints Row 2, clocked it in 23 hours flat and look forward to another instalment.

However, I enjoyed 50 Cents, Get Rich Or Die Tryin' and the ammount of effort this guy puts into his films is beyond exceptional. Not sure if anybody saw this story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/26/50-cent-loses-a-lot-of-we_n_591102.html I personally look forward to it.
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 21st June 2010, 21:22 Quote
34 pence now that's funny
50 cent nobody likes him as $1 ain't crap in the states anymore.

I might check out Saints row 2 seeing how some ppl here said it was good but....

Nothing beats San Andreas and for some reason I see Marky Mark (Walhberg) in this movie. Straight to DVD
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