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According to Variety, Chris Pine is currently in negotiations to take the lead role in a Paramount-produced Saint's reboot . It would therefore take over from Roger Moore who portrayed the role in the series of the 60s, and Val Kilmer who embodied it in the 1997 feature film. Taken from the books of Leslie Charteris published in the 20s, the plot will follow so the adventures of Simon Templor, a thief with a big heart better known by his angelic pseudonym.

Chris Pine is in talks to star in Paramount's reboot of the spy thriller #TheSaint

- The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) April 21, 2020

Paramount and Chris Pine enjoying a good understanding thanks to the Star Trek franchise in which the actor plays Captain Kirk, this return of the Saint could be very timely. Indeed, the shooting would take place before the captain finds his crew for a fourth intergalactic adventure.

Production is well advanced

Anyway, the writing of the film, entrusted to Seth Grahame-Smith, would be well advanced. Rather known in the register of horrific diversion, he is the author of Orgueil et Préjugés & Zombies as well as Abraham Lincoln, Chasseur de Vampires , two works adapted to the screen with more or less success.

On the production side, the studios offered the services of Dexter Fletcher, praised for his work on Rocketman . Finally, note that Robert Evans, who was one of the producers of the 1997 film, participated in the project before dying last year.


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