James Purefoy by Avik Gilboa/WireImage.com
's very own Mark Antony - is in talks to follow in the deft footsteps of Roger Moore (and, well, Val Kilmer) and play international thief Simon Templar in a new and contemporary adaptation of The Saint
. According to the Reporter
, producers Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana and Bill MacDonald, writer Jorge Zamacona, and Moore himself are all involved in the project, with Levinson set to direct a two-hour TV-movie/backdoor pilot. A new incarnation of The Saint
was on TNT's development slate for 2007
, yet never came to be. It now is being produced independently, and then will be shopped to networks.