The director of “Rocketman”, Dexter Fletcher, will direct a remake of “The Saint”, the 1997 action film with Val Kilmer in Paramount, a person with knowledge of the project opposite TheWrap.
Paramount hopes that “The Saint” could start a franchise as the film is based on Leslie Charteris’ world-wide novel series from the 1920s.
Philip Noyce made the film in 1997, starring Kilmer as Simon Templar, a thief also known as The Saint, who is hired to steal the secret process of cold fusion. But the last job puts him in conflict with a man who wants to overthrow the Russian government and the woman who has the secret.
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Dexter Fletcher will direct Seth Grahame-Smith’s latest script. Lorenzo DiBonaventura produces and Brad Krevoy and the late Robert Evans are also listed as producers.
music biopic of all time." data-reactid="23">The 1997 film brought in $ 118 million worldwide. Fletcher’s “Rocketman” earned $ 195.1 million for Paramount worldwide last year. Fletcher has recently directed “Renfield”, a monster film at Universal. Prior to that, he directed the queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Bryan Singer, which led to a Best Picture nomination and became the top-selling music biopic of all time.
Fletcher is represented by CAA and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.
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