The Saint is returning to screens for a new film adventure helmed by Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher.
The Saint was originally created by author Leslie Charteris for a series of books published between 1928 and 1963 – real name Simon Templar, he is a Robin Hood-inspired criminal and thief-for-hire.
Val Kilmer fronted a previous big-screen version in 1997 to a mixed response, with Adam Rayner starring in the character’s most recent screen outing, a 2013 TV pilot that was shelved but eventually released direct-to-video in 2017.
ITV was also developing a pilot for a Saint reboot in 2015 with writers Ed Whitmore (Silent Witness) and Chris Lunt (Prey), but this failed to materialise.
The new movie version will be written by Seth Grahame-Smith (The Lego Batman Movie), with Paramount apparently eyeing the film as the possible first movie in a franchise.