If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again…
Yes, Paramount have secured the rights to The Saint books and it looks like Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Brad Krevoy and Robert Evansare hoping to launch the series as an action movie franchise, reports Deadline.
Because we all remember the Val Kilmer version so fondly, right?
Anyway, this new series of movies will be based on Leslie Charteris book (which ran from 1928 to 1963, fact fans) and starred Simon Templar, a secret agent of sorts who fought villains that tried to take over the earth and such like.
It was also a very poplar series in the sixties starring ex-James Bond, Roger Moore (below) and is probably fondly remembered but our older readers and those who’ve caught the re-runs.
It’s potentially a return to the golden age of James Bond-esque humour and adventure so, desire our scoffing, this could have potential if done right.