Dexter Fletcher to Direct Remake of Val Kilmer Action Film ‘The Saint’ at Paramount

Rocketman” director Dexter Fletcher is set to direct a remake of “The Saint,” the 1997 action film starring Val Kilmer, at Paramount, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.Paramount is hoping “The Saint” could kick off a franchise, as the film is based on the globe-trotting 1920s novel series by Leslie Charteris.Philip Noyce directed the 1997 film that starred Kilmer as Simon Templar, a thief for hire also known as The Saint, who is hired to steal the secret process for cold fusion.

But the latest job ends up putting him at odds with a man bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds the secret.Dexter Fletcher will direct from the most recent draft of the script by Seth Grahame-Smith.

Lorenzo Dibonaventura is producing, and Brad Krevoy

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