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.
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