THE SAINT Headed To Television With Eliza Dushku

Dushku boards the project and will team with actor Adam Rayner who will portray the titular character also known as Simon Templar. Do you prefer Templar or Bond?

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By Mark Julian - 12/10/2012

Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tru Calling) has joined the Brad Krevoy project as a love interest for English actor Adam Rayner ( Hawthorne,Dragon Age: Redemption ), who portrays Simon Templar in a backdoor pilot (A backdoor pilot is a television movie which is used to gauge audience interest. If popular, the tv movie will go on to become a television series). Simon West ( Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Expendables 2) is directing the pilot from a script by Jesse Alexander (Heroes, Alias).

Simon Templar was created by Leslie Charteris in 1928 for a series of books published as "The Saint", which lasted nearly 60 years. The Saint has previously given the small and big screen treatment including a 1960s series starring Roger Moore, and a 1997 film starring Val Kilmer.

A British intellectual property, The Saint has often drawn comparisons to James Bond.





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Source: Deadline
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jimoakley666 - 12/10/2012, 2:50 PM
Simon Templar is ace if done correctly. I.e. Not Val Kilmer.
BlackFlash - 12/10/2012, 3:33 PM
For the love of god don't suck we need more Eliza Dushku.
BackwardGalaxy - 12/10/2012, 3:34 PM
Rent/Buy The Alphabet Killer. You're welcome.
MrBlueSky - 12/10/2012, 3:34 PM
@teabag Thank you for those wonderful GIFs of Dushku. I have have plans for them tonight. ;)

I'll probably check this out.
SageMode - 12/10/2012, 3:41 PM
I love that woman.

Maybe Whedon could pull her in for a role in the MCU.
BSingerFoxMen - 12/10/2012, 4:00 PM
Too bad it won't matter whether this show is good or not! Everyone knows that once either Dushku or Summer Glau are attached to star, the show won't make it past 2 seasons, and will be lucky to make it past 1. That sucks because I love me some Eliza Dushku, but don't get your hopes up. As soon as we hear that it is Executive Produced by Joss Whedon it's all over lol Feel free to enjoy the show, but for the love of everything decent and holy, spare yourselves the heartache, and DO NOT GET INVESTED IN THESE CHARACTERS!! Thank you.
XxComablackxX1937 - 12/10/2012, 4:01 PM
I have sat threw some pretty crappy movies just to watch Eliza Dushku in action, please don't let's this be one of them.

She is [frick]ing hot though
SkullFace616 - 12/10/2012, 4:02 PM
I'd like to see her in the new Star Wars movies.
tweeeeenkies3 - 12/10/2012, 5:52 PM
She is the best thing to ever happen to this world. That is pretty sad to say, but in my mind, it's true. She is too damn amazing! I can't wait to see her in action again!

Marvel, cast her in a damn movie!
moonknightatl - 12/10/2012, 6:08 PM
Sad but true Nerdman81. You are spot on which is a shame because we need more Dushku. Is she still dating Rick Fox? Remaining in a relationship with him might perpetuate her b movie lister reputation. I actually think she is a better actress then most people think but needs a good role to break out.
Sortis - 12/10/2012, 6:36 PM
Roger Moore was awesome!
Optimus83 - 12/10/2012, 6:44 PM
Eliza Dushku in SHIELD TV Series. ...¡¡¡NOW!!!
HeadPool420 - 12/10/2012, 7:35 PM
She's hot but a friend of mine was her stunt double on Dollhouse and said she was cool at fist but quickly became a bitch.:/
mgeoff88 - 12/10/2012, 8:08 PM
I'm not really familiar with the character. I've heard a couple of people on here mention The Saint quite a few times.

If Eliza Dushku is in it, I'll definitely check it out. I hope it gets picked up.
ThaReaperAssassin - 12/10/2012, 8:34 PM
can someone drop a dushku bomb...
Floke - 12/11/2012, 4:54 AM
I hope Volvo makes a new P1800 for him to drive. The old one is one great looking car. Can't belive the same company later made the 240... :)
JohnEG73 - 12/11/2012, 6:27 AM
i'd pilot her backdoor!
pepe - 12/11/2012, 7:19 AM
Did´nt Val Kilmer play this dude in a flick... before he got realy, realy, realy fat...?
justified1 - 12/11/2012, 7:32 AM
always wanted to read one of these books.
Montrovant - 12/11/2012, 9:26 AM
nerdman81, Dushku was on Buffy for more than 2 seasons. :)
ChaosLord - 12/11/2012, 10:24 AM
YES! MORE DUSHKU!!!!
BSingerFoxMen - 12/11/2012, 12:04 PM
Montrovant, yeah but she wasn't the star or main focus of the show.
AUSSYACE - 12/15/2012, 6:36 PM
The casting looks great...

This could be a great show if they do not screw it up...

dreamactor - 12/25/2012, 2:13 AM
Well I glad it coming back & the filming has started you can see for yourself in the web. I don't who play Simon Templer although it Adam Rayner. I'll give him a chance. Eliza Dushka look beautiful to me. Well looking forward to it. 16 years of hope & waiting is over.

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