LOS ANGELES (EFE) .- Reggae-Jean Page, the protagonist of the series “Bridgeton”, will star in the new film “The Saint”, based on the novel of the same name about the character of Simon Templar that has already been adapted screen on several occasions.
According to an exclusive published by The Hollywood Reporter, Page, who has been nominated for Best Lead at the upcoming Emmys, will be the face of a project with which Paramount Studios hopes to launch a franchise of films in the style of James Bond and Indiana Jones. Huh. .
“The Saint” emerged in 1928 with a series of novels by Leslie Charteris, which chronicled the journey around the world of Simon Templar’s character, known as “The Saint”, a criminal who played a role as Robin Hood. Have similar moral, commission works and uses various disguises to disguise his mission.
The book’s adventures inspired films, radio novels, comics and television productions such as the British television series in which Roger Moore played the protagonist between 1962 and 1969.
It was also brought to the big screen with a series of films released between 1938 and 1953, as well as two French films and the 1997 blockbuster “The Saint” with actor Val Kilmer. When Kilmer landed the role in the Hollywood orchestrated film, the production grossed $120 million, and Moore himself voiced a scene.
Chris Pratt and Chris Pine were interested in a new version of Paramount, but were not selected.