The project — co-produced by Roger Moore, who played The Saint in the 1962-69 British series — comes from producer Brad Krevoy (“Dumb and Dumber,” “William & Catherine: A Royal Romance”). Jesse Alexander (“Heroes,” “Alias”) is writing the script, Deadline reports.
British actor Adam Rayner (“Hunted,” “Hawthorne”) will play the title role of Simon Templar, aka The Saint, a professional thief with a Robin Hood-esque code of robbing the rich and helping the downtrodden. Dushku (“Dollhouse”) will play Patricia Holm, Templar’s on-and-off girlfriend and occasional partner on cases. (Holm is a recurring character in author Leslie Charteris’ Saint stories but didn’t appear in the 1960s TV show.)
One thing the new “Saint” doesn’t have is a network home. Krevoy’s company, MCPA, is independently producing the TV movie/back-door pilot in hopes of landing it somewhere.
What do you think of the idea of remaking “The Saint”? Does Eliza Dushku make a good fit?