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Chris Pratt just may add another big franchise to his belt.

The star is in early talks with Paramount to headline a relaunch of the action franchise "The Saint." It would join Pratt's blockbuster-filled resume that includes the "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Jurassic World" movies.

The franchise first kicked off as a British television series in the '60s that starred Roger Moore (aka James Bond) as Simon Templar, a character created by Leslie Charteris in the 1920s that has appeared in many novels.

The Robin Hood-like spy helps often skirts the law in helping victims who are powerless and unaided by conventional agencies. His frenemy is Chief Inspector Claud Eustace Teal, who grudgingly tolerates the rogue for the greater good.

"The Saint" has been made into over a dozen movies since 1938, but the most recent starred Val Kilmer as Simon Templar. That film was a hit at the box office, but never yielded any sequels.