Guardians and Jurassic World star, Chris Pratt has entered into early talks to join Paramount Pictures reboot of TV series, ‘The Saint’.
Pratt would play the title role, Simon Templar, who was played by Roger Moore in the 60’s series. The plan is to build a franchise around Pratt is plans go in the right direction. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Brad Krevoy and Robert Evans will produce.
Created by Leslie Charteris in the 20’s, The Saint became a hit in Britain in 60’s. The series ran for six seasons between 1962 and 1969 with Roger Moore in the titular role, Simon Templar. Templar helps those whom conventional agencies are powerless or unwilling to assist or protect, often using methods that skirt or are outside the law. Chief Inspector Claud Eustace Teal, his nominal nemesis, considers Templar a common criminal, but often grudgingly tolerates his actions for the greater good.
Being a fan of the series, Moore eventually became co-owner of the show with Robert S. Baker when the show moved to colour and the production credit became Bamore Productions. Most of the wardrobe Moore wore in the series was his own.
The series had previously been made into a film in 1997 with Val Kilmer as Templar and Phillip Noyce as director.
Pratt was last seen in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom He will next be heard in ‘The Lego Movie 2’ as the voice of Emmet Brickowski / Rex Dangervest. He will also play the role of Grant Cutler in Vincent D’Onofrio’s Western biopic ‘The Kid’.