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Paramount are bringing The Saint back. Again.

June 18th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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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.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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