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Saint what you do (it’s the way that you do it…)

In 2013, a trailer materialized on YouTube for what I’m guessing was a pilot for a planned reboot of The Saint. It’s not hard to see why hasn’t found a home. You’ve pretty much seen the entire series in the promo, and if even Roger Moore looks a bit embarrassed to be involved… Sadly, Adam Rayner’s Simon Templar is more H&M than Gieves & Hawkes. Taking the analogy further, it’s like when Abercrombie & Fitch moved onto Savile Row, or when they made that Saint film with Val Kilmer.

Fortunately for us, a masterclass in how it should be done came in the form of the RKO films with George Sanders…

Read on here.

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