‘Wonder Women’ and ‘Star Trek’ actor, Chris Pine, has entered into negotiations to star in the upcoming reboot of ‘The Saint’.
The movie follows Simon Templar (a.k.a. The Saint), a Robin Hood-esque criminal and thief for hire. Seth Grahame-Smith penned the script on what the studio is hoping will be another long-running franchise of films. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (“Transformers,” “G.I. Joe) is producing along with Brad Krevoy and the late Robert Evans, posthumously.
Pine would take the titular role if negotiations are successful. Plot details are being kept under wraps, though it’s believed to take place during the present day and is not a period piece. No date has been set for production start.
‘Rocketman’ helmer Dexter Fletcher will direct the film and Seth Grahame-Smith wrote the script. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Transformers, G.I. Joe) is producing along with Brad Krevoy. Robert Evans, who served as a producer on the original film and died in 2019, also helped produce.
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Based on the 1920s novel series written by Leslie Charteris, the story inspired the 1960’s TV show which starred ex James Bond star Roger Moore in the title role. In 1997 the story was revived in feature form with Val Kilmer taking the lead.
Pine can next be seen in the ‘Wonder Women’ sequel ‘1984’ where he will reprise his role of Steve Trevor. Pine was last seen in the limited series ‘We Are The Night’. He also just finished up filming on ‘Violence of Action’.