Paramount Reboots “The Saint”

Paramount has secured the film rights to Leslie Charteris’ novel series “The Saint” with plans to launch another franchise for the studio.

The story follows Simon Templar, a smart, quick-witted man who went after the scourges of the Earth – corrupt politicians, war profiteers, drug runners – to benefit his country and the greater good.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Brad Krevoy and Robert Evans are expected to produce the film – twenty years on since the release of the Phil Noyce-directed previous film adaptation starring Val Kilmer.

The best known adaptation remains the TV series which starred Roger Moore in the title role.

Source: Deadline