Chris Pine, who will next be seen reprising his role of Steve Trevor in ‘Wonder Woman: 1984’ when it arrives in August, is reportedly in negotiations for ‘The Saint,’ a reboot of the Robin Hood-like character that has ‘Rocketman’ and ‘Eddie the Eagle’ director Dexter Fletcher behind the camera.
The film is based on Leslie Charteris’ popular book series following Simon Templar, a debonair, smart, quick-witted criminal who stole from corrupt politicians and warmongers, and leaves a “calling card” of a stick figure with a halo.
The characters exploits have graced a variety of media; including movies, comics, television, and even a six-week run on Radio Athlone in 1940. A pre-James Bond Roger Moore led a revival of the property in the 1960s with the long-running television series ‘The Saint.’ A feature film starring Val Kilmer under the direction of Phillip Noyce arrived in 1997 but failed to light up the box office.
Seth Grahame-Smith is on board to shape the script, with Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (‘Transformers,’ ‘G.I. Joe’) producing, alongside Mark Vahradian and Brad Krevoy.