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Subject:The Saint - 2013 Eliza Dushku pilot?
Time:10:28 pm
Apparently there was an attempt at a new Saint TV series in 2012-13, with Buffy's Eliza Dushku (Faith) playing Patricia Holm, Simon Templar's girlfriend. Ignoring the fact that Patricia was British and a tall blonde it seems weird that this never got much publicity - anyone know more about it? Or seen it? Apparently it was shown on American TV on 1 July 2013 and sank without a trace.

Trailer https://youtu.be/FzSY9G-iA6k - looks a bit naff, but could be fun.



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2569088/

From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Templar
It was announced in December 2012 that a third attempt would be made to produce a pilot for a potential TV series. This time, English actor Adam Rayner was cast as Simon Templar and American actress Eliza Dushku as Patricia Holm (a character from the novels never before portrayed on television and only once in the films), with Roger Moore producing.[12] Unlike the prior attempts, production of the Rayner pilot did commence in December 2012 and continued into early 2013, with Moore and Ogilvy making cameo appearances, according to a cast list posted on the official Leslie Charteris website[13] and subsequently confirmed in the trailer that was released. The pilot did not sell; Chris Lunt, creator of the ITV miniseries Prey, announced on BBC Radio Five Live in late April 2014 that he is writing a new pilot for the character.[14]
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davidkevin
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Time:2015-06-05 05:20 pm (UTC)
That looks like it would have been fun -- I wonder why it wasn't picked up? (Today, I'd bet Netflix would take it immediately.)

This is the restoration of Roger Moore's Volvo P1800 -- to my surprise, he himself had owned the car. When I was a teen, watching The Saint on television, and then discovering the books, I really, really wanted one of these. (And would have faunched after a Hirondel, if they had existed in this universe.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwCjOakOMKE

And that the Scoobies made fun of Giles' car shows just how ignorant they were of it, and what an exemplary choice he made:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzW_ERSgFRY
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ffutures
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Time:2015-06-06 05:39 am (UTC)
I'm guessing they didn't market it well. What I'd really love to see is the Saint done as a historical drama set in the 1920s-30s as in the original books.
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