Paramount’s “The Saint” remake gains momentum with director Doug Liman joining. He joins previously cast Regé-Jean Page who is one of the executive producers and starring in the title role.
Saint is based on Leslie Charteris’ 1920 adventure novels. The series followed Simon Templar, better known as The Saint, a Robin Hood-esque criminal and thief for hire who goes on a globetrotting adventure.
The actual plot of Page’s version is still being kept under wraps. But insiders are saying The Saint remake will be a completely new take that completely reimagines the character and world around him.
This isn’t the first time Charteris’ Saint character has since been adapted. It has been adapted into comics, serials, and TV/movie. Its most popular adaptation is in the form of the 1997 movie The Saint which starred Val Kilmer.
The timing for Paramount’s relaunch seems opportune, considering Page’s success in Netflix’s “Bridgerton.” Liman’s involvement suggests “The Saint” will be a high priority for the studio.
The film, previously in development with Chris Pine and Dexter Fletcher, now sees Page in the lead role. Playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah wrote the initial script, with Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani taking over.
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