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Instinctive resurrects ‘The Saint’

Film unit to co-produce remake of hit series

Instinctive Film will co-produce Barry Levinson’s remake of “The Saint,” starring James Purefoy.

The two-hour TV movie pilot is backed by Larry Meistrich’s Nehst Studios and produced by Levinson, Tom Fontana, William J. Macdonald (“Rome”), Jorge Zamacona, Roger Moore — who played the Simon Templar character in the 1960s British series — and his son Geoffrey Moore.

Instinctive, a Berlin-based production and financing company formerly known as Invicta Entertainment, has changed its name to avoid “potential trademark complications.” Company is not related to the U.K.-based investment firm Invicta Capital.

Launched last year by Darryn Welch and Chris Ouwinga, Instinctive is focusing on a wide range of film projects budgeted between $1 million and $10 million.

These include the following:

  • Daniel Gillies’ episodic drama “The Disposables,” starring Gillies and Rachel Leigh Cook, which begins shooting in Bogota and L.A. in April.

  • Psychological teen thriller “Piece by Piece,” written by Adam Schaub and directed by Lee Donaldson, which will be shot in and around Berlin and Potsdam in June.

  • The German-language “13 Semesters,” a coming-of-age comedy co-produced by Claussen + Woebke and Putz Filmproduktion, which Fox will distribute in Germany.

In Cannes this year, Instinctive will unveil Rasselas Lakew and Davey Frankel’s “The Athlete,” which chronicles the life and career of Olympic gold medalist Abebe Bikila; “Stag Night,” written and directed by “Flightplan”-scribe Peter Dowling; and Brian King’s “Night Train,” with Danny Glover, Steve Zahn and German thesp Matthias Schweighofer (“The Red Baron”).

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