Yup, it’s that time of the week again; time to hear about yet another television reboot! This time around it’s an old black-and-white show that many of you may have never even heard of – The Saint.
The Saint was basically a James Bond-styled series based on the books of Leslie Charteris that featured a guy by the name of Simon Templar as the resident do-gooder. Instead of a spy, however, he was a former thief that ended up with a Robin Hood complex. Running from 1962 to 1969, the show had a good lifespan with 6 seasons and 118 episodes. It even spawned a not-so-good movie adaptation in the 90s with Val Kilmer (at that time a big-name star) in the lead role.
The original series saw Roger Moore (a former Bond man) playing Templar, but this time around Adam Rayner (Hunted) will be taking the reins. Accompanying him on his journey will be Eliza Dushku (Buffy, Dollhouse) playing the part of his sometime “special lady friend” Patricia Holm.
Moore won’t be gone completely, though. Instead, he’ll be acting as one of the producers on the show. Along with those mentioned, Simon West (Expendables 2) has been hired to direct the pilot and Jesse Alexander (Heroes, Alias) is doing the script.
So far, no networks are ready to pick up the show, so they’ll be trying to sell this thing once the pilot is all put together. What do you think? A risky gamble or will The Saint translate well to modern audiences?
Thanks to ComingSoon for the heads-up on this one.