EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures is dancing with Chris Pratt to star in a relaunch of its action franchise The Saint. Sources cautioned this is early days, but that the hope is to build the film around the Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World franchise star. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is aboard to produce. Stay tuned.
After originating as a 1940s serial, Roger Moore played Simon Templar, the wealthy adventurer, in a six-season TV series in the 1960s. It was turned into a Paramount movie in 1997, when Phillip Noyce directed a script by Jonathan Hensleigh and Wesley Strick, Val Kilmer played Templar and Robert Evans produced.