Jun 17, 2016 04:46 PM EST
Paramount Finds New Life for The Saint
Paramount Pictures has just acquired the rights to The Saint, the espionage thriller that was originally a series of books that ran from 1928 to 1963. The Leslie Charteris story focuses on Simon Templar, a man who uses his intellect and quick wit to take down corrupt politicians, war profiteers and drug runners, among others.
The deal will most likely create a franchise and not a stand-alone film, like before.
The books inspired a TV series titles, of course, The Saint, and ran from 1962-1969. The last incarnation of The Saint was done in 1997 and starred Val Kilmer at Templar.
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