Dexter Fletcher Reteams With Paramount for 'The Saint' Reboot

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The movie will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and is expected to be a franchise starter.

Following the success of the Elton John biopic Rocketman, director Dexter Fletcher is reteaming with Paramount for a reboot of the spy thriller The Saint.

The original 1997 movie, based on the 1920s novel series written by Leslie Charteris, starred Val Kilmer as a master of disguise who becomes an anti-hero while using the moniker of various saints and working in the underworld of international industrial theft and espionage. 

Seth Grahame-Smith (The Lego Batman Movie, Dark Shadows) wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay. 

Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce, along with Grahame-Smith, Brad Krevoy and the late Robert Evans, posthumously. (Evans produced the 1997 pic.)

Fletcher, who is repped by CAA, the U.K.'s Independent and Sloane Offer, is highly in demand, having been attached in recent months to a third Sherlock Holmes film for Warner Bros. and Universal's monster movie Renfield.