Saints Row, Metro films possible

Deep Silver parent company Koch Media is interested in making films of its properties, which includes Saints Row and Metro.

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The Saints Row series is quickly turning into theater of the absurd. But could it make it into actual theaters? Koch Media CEO Klemens Kundratitz says he's considering films for Koch's properties, which includes both Saints Row and Metro under Deep Silver.

"[Those movies are] not out of the question," Kundratitz told VentureBeat. "If a company can deliver that transmedia experience, we are probably one of the few that have the ambition and ability to deliver that. At the same time, I have to be honest, we have not been able to deliver that [transmedia experience] yet. But it's one of my long-term strategic goals to do so."

The company has already worked on film distribution in Europe, partnering with Hollywood to release Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Margin Call, and Moon in Germany. It also sold film rights to Dead Island to Lionsgate in 2011, for a film still in development. These films might never happen, of course, but we can hold out hope to see the Third Street Saints as directed by Uwe Boll.

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    April 12, 2013 7:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Saints Row, Metro films possible.

    Deep Silver parent company Koch Media is interested in making films of its properties, which includes Saints Row and Metro.

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      April 12, 2013 7:31 AM

      Saints Row and Uwe Boll... Calling it now.

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      April 12, 2013 7:32 AM

      Metro, maybe sure because it was linear and has a good setting/atmosphere, but Saint's Row? Just... no. If they even tried to come close to the games I feel like it would turn into something from the guys who do all the horrible parody movies.

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        April 12, 2013 7:42 AM

        Yeah, Saints Row 3 and 4 (intentionally or unintentionally) parody and satirize the ridiculousness of video games. They are to video games as Nextwave: Agents of HATE is to super hero comics*. I can't see that making sense outside of the video game format.

        * A statement which makes no sense if you haven't read Nextwave.

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        April 12, 2013 7:53 AM

        their best shot is to hew as close to the first and second games as they can. 3 and 4 are too much

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      April 12, 2013 7:45 AM

      Didn't Deep Silver also do Dead Island? That could make a decent movie.

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        April 12, 2013 7:48 AM

        Please, no more zombie movies. No more zombie anything, it's so overdone at this point.

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          April 12, 2013 7:51 AM

          Any ideas on what you can kill without prejudice that's not a Zombie or a Nazi?
          Something that wont offend any nationality, or country or ethnic group?

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            April 12, 2013 7:56 AM

            Robots, holograms, ANY OTHER FICTIONAL MONSTER.

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              April 12, 2013 8:09 AM

              I did like the robot killing in Binary Domain. Was very satisfying. I can see that. Don't know about the holograms through.
              I also think "aliens" are played out.

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        April 12, 2013 7:53 AM

        I thought there was already a movie in the works based on that family in the trailer?

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      April 13, 2013 8:46 PM

      I think I'll wait for the novelization of the film of the game of the book.

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