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I love what he has done on Sherlock.
Who is the man who butchered both characters when they appeared on screen? Roger Moor.
Have all the Bond dvd's except R.M.
The man was a piece of wood.Cannot watch any film with him in it.
What are is skills? A smile,a frown or raised highbrow
The sad fact is that if you want a show to appeal to the US networks then, by and large, you need a US showrunner. And the US and the UK are the two biggest markets for this show.
We have an English leading man and an English director for the pilot. We also have a number of creative folks on board who are most definitely English and pretty much have the Saint in their blood.
Don't I know! Sounds good though and I am eager to see if they pull it off.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer alumna Eliza Dushku is set to co-star opposite Adam Rayner in The Saint, a backdoor pilot from Brad Krevoy’s film and TV production company MPCA. No network has been attached. Simon West is directing the pilot from a script by Jesse Alexander. Alexander is set as showrunner of the project, a new take on Leslie Charteris’ The Saint 70-book franchise. It will follow the exploits of Simon Templar (Rayner), a brilliant criminal who uses his considerable illicit skills as a modern-day Robin Hood as he infuriates local law enforcement and woos Patricia Holm (Dushku), his on-again, off-again romance.
Roger Moore, who played Templar in Lew Grade’s popular 1962 Saint British TV series, has joined as a co-producer along with with his son Geoffrey Moore, Lulu Moore, and Louisa Macdonald. Author Ian Dickerson, an expert on the history of Charteris’ creation, will serve as a creative consultant. Krevoy, Alexander, and Roman Viaris will executive produce and have teamed with Silverscreen Pictures in Los Angeles and Canadian producer Fred Fuchs to start production on Friday in Los Angeles, Toronto, and London. The backdoor pilot is being cast by Mandy Sherman and Sari Knight of Sherman/Knight casting (Lost). MPCA’s TV division is backing the project through independent financing, with the company’s Francisco J. González handling international sales and Michael MacDermott handling product placement. The Saint has been adapted to 15 feature films, most recently in 1997 by Paramount with Val Kilmer in the lead.
Dushku, who also toplined the cult Fox drama Dollhouse, is repped by The Collective, UTA and attorney Ryan Levine. The Saint is repped by CAA, the Charteris estate is repped by attorney David Wardlow.
But she will undoubtely play a character of of equal strength like the PC choice would be these days. Honestly permits me to say that she was indeed a heroine of strenght in those pre-WOII stories by Leslie Charteris.
#TheSaint Craving new & delicious International Espionage? #SimonWest #AdamRayner RT
I'm glad it's finally happening. I'm looking forward to this, even though I doubt they can match the original series. At least it can't be worse than the 1997 film.
I enjoyed the series with Roger so much, but I will try to catch this one.
Enough talent pushing it.
Good luck all!
Me too. I'm crapping myself about Simon West doing it though. He's the last director on earth I'd choose to make this. I'm worried it'll be action packed rather than classy and restrained.
Looking forward to seeing this now that it has finally got the green light! :-bd
Wow, she looks fantastic. Funny to say it about a picture of her wearing sunglasses but that's the best I've ever seen her look. Pure glamour!
I really enjoyed the Kilmer film but that was my first exposure to the character, so I had no expectations to shatter or disappoint. A small, forgotten detail about the film is that it was the first major release to have a "techno" soundtrack, which made it all the more cool at the time.
•Adam Rayner, Simon Templar alias The Saint
•Eliza Dushku, Patricia Holm
•Enrique Murciano, Inspector John Henry Fernack
•Greg Grunberg, Detective Garces
•Sir Roger Moore, Jasper, The Banker
•Ian Ogilivy, The Fixer
•Thomas Kretschmann, Rayt Marius
•Oliver Bell, Young Simon Templar
•Kirsty Mitchell, Simon’s Mother
•Yani Gellman, Doyle Cosentino
•James Remar, Arnie Valecross
•Beatrice Rosen, Katherine Valecross
•Sammi Hanratty, Zooey Valecross
•Michael Ornstein, Kal Barko
•Sonalii Castillo, Sonali Alves
•Jason Brooks, Captain Miller
For the Saint fans there are two names that should put a smile on your face. O:-)
He have a bit of that mystery Don Draper from Mad Men also have.
Don't know or like the idea of Roger Moore as none Saint chacter get a part in this new series, because cameo from the ''real'' Starsky and Hutch at the end of tarsky and Hutch the movie runed it for me.
Also iam curious or we get a Saint who go to talk against the viewer as i see in the first season. From season 4 and 5 i can't remember that. Making a pilot sound for country's besides the country where the pilot is made for (England) not enough, possible we will never see this pilot on Dutch tv.
I would certainly hope we would see here in the UK?
Anyway, I'm in. I'm a big fan of both Eliza Dushku and Greg Grunberg, as well as Sir Rog of course. I also like most of Simon West's work (Tomb Raider, Expendables 2, Human Target Pilot, Con Air)
One reason The Saint has been so long in development is because we want to do it right. We want to maintain the creative vision that we all hold; so many networks have expressed an interest in the Saint as a brand but not the character.
This current iteration has been eight years in development and I've been involved on and off for the whole period. Although I'm obviously biased I've become something of a hardened cynic, we've come so close so many times over the years only for it to fall by the wayside for one reason or another.
But you know what, although I'm not enamoured of a couple of points in the script I've been watching the dailies and I'm very happy. Adam is a brilliant Saint, Enrique is a marvellous Fernack.
We'll see what gets shot after Christmas and what comes out in the edit, but for now I'm really hopeful.