Chris Pratt Circling Lead Role in THE SAINT Remake

Mike Fleming over at Deadline is hearing word that Paramount Pictures has set its sights on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Jurassic World’ star Chris Pratt for a new take on Leslie Charteris’ Robin Hood-like character ‘The Saint.’

Charteris’ book series follows 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.