The Saint might be getting another adaptation

Paramount Pictures have reportedly secured the book rights to The Saint, the novel in which the 1997 Val Kilmer film was based.

Producing deals are still being thrown around but it’s likely that Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Brad Krevoy and Robert Evans will be among the producers.

Based on the original series of books that ran from 1928 to 1963 from Leslie Charteris, The Saint is the story of Simon Templar, a smart, quick-witted man who went after the scourges of the Earth — corrupt politicians, war profiteers, drug runners — to benefit his country and the greater good. It hatched a popular TV series in the U.K. and in the U.S.


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