We watched for The Sign of The Saint. Now, is he back?
Back in 2013, there was an ill-fated attempt to reboot The Saint – the beloved Roger Moore show from the 1960s. Sadly, the Adam Rayner/Eliza Dushku production didn’t get picked up – but that doesn’t mean that The Saint is gone. In fact, rumours abound that a NEW pilot is being filmed right now in Bucharest.
Today, classical actor Kyle Horne posted on his website that he’s “CURRENTLY FILMING: A REBOOT OF A FAMOUS 1960’S SHOW IN BUCHAREST.” Could that be a new, new version of The Saint?
Sources suggest that Britain’s ITV channel has picked up the rights to the classic show, and are aiming to produce a ‘more British’ version than Adam Rayner’s glitzy California-based outing. The glamor and mystery of Eastern Europe seems like a perfect place to set it – and handsome Kyle Horne would make a fantastic Simon Templar.
If this is true, it’s great news for Saint fans – but not without being a little bittersweet. The Adam Rayner version apparently had a great script rich in the heritage of the Leslie Charteris books, and featured cameos by former Saints Roger Moore and Ian Ogilvy.
We’re looking forward to a new Saint series – but it would still be great to get a look at the 2013 pilot, and see what might have been. Catch a glimpse below: