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The SaintLast fall, it was reported that Brightlight Pictures, a Canadian production company, was planning on making a new version of The Saint TV show. The 1962 original stars Roger Moore as suave Simon Templar and the short-lived The Return of the Saint had Ian Ogilvy playing the part in 1978.

The Vancouver-based indie company confirmed plans to film a pilot for a new series with Dougray Scott who was in negotiations to play the lead role.

Sony Pictures Television secured distribution rights to the pilot and planned series outside of the US and Canada and expected to pitch it to UK broadcasters. The only catch was that UK’s ITV Global Entertainment doesn’t hold the rights to the concept but does own the rights to the original series. That could make filming a new version a little tricky.

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