EXCLUSIVE: Paramount’s highly-anticipated The Saint reimagining is gaining some serious momentum as sources tell Deadline Doug Liman is attached to direct and oversee the development of the film.
Regé-Jean Page will exec produce and star in the pic. Lorenzo DiBonaventura and Brad Krevoy will produce as will the late Robert Evans, who will produce posthumously.
Plot details are being kept under wraps and Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani are writing the script. Based in part on Leslie Charteris’ 1920s book series and subsequent 1960s UK TV series starring Roger Moore, The Saint follows Simon Templar, better known as The Saint, a Robin Hood-esque criminal and thief for hire who goes on a globetrotting adventure.
While plot details for this pic are being kept under wraps, insiders say this will be a completely new take that reimagines the character and world around him.Read more on deadline.com