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It's ring-a-ding time, with producer-star Frank Sinatra and his cooperative director Gordon Douglas doing a variation on the hipster detective saga. The two Tony Rome pictures are lively and fun and chock-ful of borderline offensive content, like smash-zooms into women's rear ends. Tony Rome & Lady in Cement Blu-ray Twilight Time 1967, 1968 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 110 and 93 min. / Street Date September 8, 2016 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95 Starring Frank Sinatra, Richard Conte; Tony Rome: Jill St. John, Sue Lyon, Gena Rowlands, Simon Oakland, Lloyd Bochner, Robert J. Wilke, Virginia Vincent, Joan Shawlee, Lloyd Gough, Rocky Graziano, Elisabeth Fraser, Shecky Greene, Jeanne Cooper, Joe E. Ross, Tiffany Bolling, Deanna Lund. Lady in Cement: Raquel Welch, Dan Blocker, Martin Gabel, Lainie Kazan, Paul Mungar, Richard Deacon, Joe E. Lewis, Bunny Yeager. Cinematography Joseph Biroc Original Music Billy May, Hugo Montenegro; song by Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra Written by Richard L. Breen »
- Glenn Erickson
The story follows Simon Templar, a smart, quick-witted man who went after the scourges of the Earth - corrupt politicians, war profiteers, drug runners - to benefit his country and the greater good.
The best known adaptation remains the TV series which starred Roger Moore in the title role.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Director James Gunn announced via social media that production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been completed. While answering questions prompted by his announcement, he said: "I'm tired & I'm not sure I want to do [Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3]. Two completely different things news outlets have conflated for clicks. … I'm Always tired at the end of a shoot. It has nothing to do with whether I agree to do [Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3] or something else." [Twitter] The Saint: Simon Templar will return to the big screen. The character, also known as The Saint, was created by author Leslie Charteris in a series of books published between 1928 and 1963, adapted for television in a show that...
- Peter Martin
Deadline is reporting that Paramount Pictures has snapped up the rights to the spy series The Saint, and is looking to launch a new franchise with producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Brad Krevoy and Robert Evans.
The Saint follows Simon Templar, “a smart, quick-witted man who went after the scourges of the Earth — corrupt politicians, war profiteers, drug runners — to benefit his country and the greater good.”
Created by Leslie Charteris, who wrote a series of novels between 1928 and 1963, The Saint spawned the classic 1960s TV series starring Roger Moore in the role of Simon Templar, as well as the 1997 movie starring Val Kilmer.
- Gary Collinson
Paramount Pictures are reviving The Saint, the espionage thriller that was a huge hit on television in the 1960s with Roger Moore playing the title character (aka Simon Templar), followed by Ian Ogilvy in the 1970s. The show was adapted into a feature film with Val Kilmer in the lead in 1997.
Deadline reports that Paramount have acquired the rights to the book on which the series was based and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers) and Robert Evans (The Godfather) are set to produce a new movie.
Based on the original series of books that ran from 1928 to 1963 from Leslie Charteris, The Saint is the story of Simon Templar a smart, quick-witted man who went after the scourge of the Earth — corrupt politicians, war profiteers, drug runners to benefit his country and the greater good.
It is very early stages on the potential new series, which may morph into a new series of movies for the studio, »
- Paul Heath
There's another reboot on the horizon. Deadline reports Paramount has secured the film rights for a new adaptation of The Saint.
Originally a book series by Leslie Charteris, the story follows "Simon Templar, a smart, quick-witted man who went after the scourges of the Earth — corrupt politicians, war profiteers, drug runners — to benefit his country and the greater good."
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When Val Kilmer left the role of Batman after 1995's Batman Forever, he jumped from on big franchise to what was expected to be another. He took on the lead role in 1997's movie of The Saint, directed by Phillip Noyce. It was expected to lead to box office gold. But following not great reviews, the film failed to really connect, and a planned franchise was abandoned.
Just under 20 years later, however, The Saint is on his way back.
Based once more on the books by Leslie Charteris, Paramount is working on a new movie, having resecured the rights to the novels, and it has its eyes on a new action franchise. It's going to be a movie series too, rather than the plans for a new TV show, »
While Paramount is currently in production on the next installment of its Transformers franchise with Transformers: The Last Knight, the studio is planning on launching a much different franchise. The studio has acquired the rights to Leslie Charteris' long-running book series The Saint for a new movie reboot. The studio previously distributed the 1997 version of The Saint, which starred Val Kilmer and Elizabeth Shue.
Leslie Charteris original book series, which ran from 1928 to 1963, followed Simon Templar, a thief who would pull off elaborate heists, stealing from corrupt politicians, drug dealers and other criminals and spread their wealth among the less fortunate. The books were adapted into a 1960s British TV series which starred Roger Moore as Simon Templar. There was also a recent attempt to revitalize the property as an American TV series, which will now be released as a TV movie later this year, starring Adam Rayner (Tyrant) as Simon Templar, »
THR We'll believe any new version of A Star is Born when we see it because someone is always trying to remake it. The latest proposal is Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga (with Cooper debuting as a director)
Deadline Captain America: Civil War is first title of the year to hit $400 million domestic. It just happened.
Playbill Phillipa Soo, currently starring in Hamilton, will play Amelie in the Broadway musical version of the Oscar nominated french film next year
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- NATHANIEL R
“The Saint” is based on Leslie Charteris’ book series, which follow the debonair Simon Templar character first introduced in the 1928 novel “Meet the Tiger,” followed by “Enter the Saint” in 1930. Templar stole from corrupt politicians and warmongers, leaving a calling card of a stick figure with a halo.
George Sanders starred in half a dozen films as “The Saint” in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Prior to his days portraying James Bond, Moore starred in a popular long-running British TV series during the 1960s.
The 1997 movie starred Kilmer and Elisabeth Shue, and was »
- Dave McNary
In Hollywood’s ongoing quest to revive any and every existing I.P., they’ve dug down deep and come up with an 88-year-old vigilante. Paramount is reportedly developing a feature adaptation of The Saint, which Gen Xers and older Millennials might remember as that 1997 thriller starring Val Kilmer, Boomers might remember as that 1960s TV series starring Roger […]
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- Angie Han
Exclusive: The last time I wrote about The Saint, Mace Neufeld, Bill McDonald, Robert Evans, and David Brown were producing it with Val Kilmer. As we know in Hollywood, everything old is new (re-imagined, remade, revamped, rebooted) again and so it goes with the espionage thriller The Saint, for which Paramount has just secured the book series rights. Producing deals are being closed now, but it’s likely that Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Brad Krevoy and Robert Evans will be… »
12 items from 2016
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