Eliza Dushku and Adam Rayner have signed on to star in The Saint pilot, based on Leslie Charteris' 70-book series that follows the exploits of Simon Templar.

The novels have already been adapted several times for both film and television. Roger Moore starred in the British TV series The Saint, which ran from 1962 to 1969. Val Kilmer portrayed the iconic character in the 1997 film The Saint, directed by Phillip Noyce. This new series will follow Templar (Adam Rayner), a modern-day Robin Hood who uses his unique skills to evade the authorities. Eliza Dushku will play his on-and-off love interest Patricia Holm.

Simon West (The Expendables 2) will direct the pilot episode. The script was written by Jesse Alexander (Heroes), who will also serve as showrunner if the series is picked up. The project is not set up at a network yet.