Doug Liman is about to direct and oversee improvement on Paramount Footage’ reboot of The Saint.
Regé-Jean Web page, a breakout actor from Netflix’s Bridgerton, was earlier tapped to star in and govt produce the studio’s imagining of the film based mostly on the early twentieth century journey novels by Leslie Charteris that featured a mysterious man named Simon Templar taking down numerous unhealthy guys.
Val Kilmer starred in Paramount’s 1997 authentic movie The Saint as a grasp of disguise. The character has confirmed fairly fashionable, showing in comics, serials and, in fact, films and tv. Roger Moore famously starred within the Nineteen Sixties British TV sequence of the identical identify.
Liman boarding the reboot provides new momentum to the long-gestating mission, which earlier had Chris Pine hooked up and Dexter Fletcher directing. The logline for the brand new model from Liman, the filmmaker behind Fringe of Tomorrow and Mr. & Mrs. Smith, is being stored underneath wraps.
Liman can be identified for his work on the Bourne Id franchise and the pandemic-themed heist film Lockdown. He’s additionally set to direct Bourne Id star Matt Damon and Casey Affleck in The Instigators for Apple Studios.
Credited producers on the Saint reimagining embody Lorenzo DiBonaventura, Brad Krevoy and the late Robert Evans. Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani are writing the script. Their credit embody Maritanian, the Amazon sequence Informer and most lately Black Adam for DC.