Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Chris Pine New Jack Ryan?

According to various online movie sites including Dark Horizons, Star Trek's Chris Pine has been tapped to revive the Jack Ryan franchise. The series already has four films to its credit with The Hunt for Red October (with Alec Baldwin as Ryan), moved to Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger (Harrison Ford taking over the role), and tried a revival with critically panned reboot attempt with The Sum of All Fears (Ben Affleck as younger Ryan). The movies were based on the Jack Ryan series of books written by Tom Clancy but largely ignored Ryan’s rise to the Presidency due mostly to its probably controversial method of having a plane kill most of Congress (written pre-9/11). The new series would be another reboot that would ignore the previous films AND the books.

What impact this could have on filming the Star Trek sequel is unknown but considering both franchises are owned by Paramount, I am sure money will be no object in making it work out.

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