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Jack Ryan gets writer

12.19.2008

Paramount is moving ahead on a new Jack Ryan film, the first since 2002's Ben Affleck entry THE SUM OF ALL FEARS. Hossein Amini (THE FOUR FEATHERS) has been hired to write a new Jack Ryan movie not based on any existing work. As is all the rage in Hollywood now, this Ryan film will star a younger actor and will serve as an origin story (think "Without Remorse" but written by a different guy). Sam Raimi had been attached to direct the next Jack Ryan movie but left the production to work on DRAG ME TO HELL and eventually SPIDER-MAN 4. Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck each played Ryan in the four produced movies based on Clancy's work. There had been rumors that Ryan Gosling and James Franco were in talks to take over the role but I'd imagine at this point, they're starting over fresh. Paramount hopes a new Ryan film could launch a new BOURNE-esque franchise. One day someone will come to their senses and make the "famous spy BATTLE ROYALE" movie I've been talking about where James Bond, Jason Bourne, Jack Ryan and Ethan Hunt all have to fight each other for survival. "Four spies enter. One spy leaves..."

Extra Tidbit: Jack Ryan author/creator Tom Clancy is part-owner of the Baltimore Orioles.
Source: THR

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2:21PM on 12/20/2008

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I don't think it would be out of the question for Ford to step into the shoes of Jack Ryan again. He's about the right age for him to play Ryan as President, and the events immediately leading up to his taking office. I'm sure he'd love a chance to sink his teeth (dentures?) into a good role without a bullwhip and CGI monkeys, and this could very well be a good one to do. Debt of Honor and Executive Orders would be a great couple of films to cap off the Ryan Saga. Just pretend that Ben Affleck
I don't think it would be out of the question for Ford to step into the shoes of Jack Ryan again. He's about the right age for him to play Ryan as President, and the events immediately leading up to his taking office. I'm sure he'd love a chance to sink his teeth (dentures?) into a good role without a bullwhip and CGI monkeys, and this could very well be a good one to do. Debt of Honor and Executive Orders would be a great couple of films to cap off the Ryan Saga. Just pretend that Ben Affleck never tried to take over...
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1:30AM on 12/20/2008

Back to the Bond vs. Bourne discussion.

Jack Ryan is not in the same league as Bond or Bourne. Ethan Hunt doesn't show up for the fight since the person delivering the self destructing message didn't think to look for him in the closet.
Jack Ryan is not in the same league as Bond or Bourne. Ethan Hunt doesn't show up for the fight since the person delivering the self destructing message didn't think to look for him in the closet.
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9:00PM on 12/19/2008

Retire Ryan

While Alec Baldwin is a fantastic, scene-stealing actor, and played Jack Ryan well in OCTOBER, to me the only Jack Ryan that matters is Ford. It's a shame that they couldn't give him a great third act to sit nicely alongside Solo and Jones. Pity.
While Alec Baldwin is a fantastic, scene-stealing actor, and played Jack Ryan well in OCTOBER, to me the only Jack Ryan that matters is Ford. It's a shame that they couldn't give him a great third act to sit nicely alongside Solo and Jones. Pity.
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4:37PM on 12/19/2008

Patriot Games...

Wasn't Patriot Games the origin story for Jack Ryan? If I remember right, that's what launched him from a history professor into working for the CIA. So will they just ignore the other movies?

And where the hell is my Without Remorse Movie?!
Wasn't Patriot Games the origin story for Jack Ryan? If I remember right, that's what launched him from a history professor into working for the CIA. So will they just ignore the other movies?

And where the hell is my Without Remorse Movie?!
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1:48PM on 12/19/2008
Keep Liev as John Clark.
Keep Liev as John Clark.
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1:12PM on 12/19/2008
I haven't been into JAck Ryan since Ford left the franchise.

And seriously, as much as logic might suggest of all those spies Bourne might be the survivor, there's no beating Bond. It's a foregone conclusion.
I haven't been into JAck Ryan since Ford left the franchise.

And seriously, as much as logic might suggest of all those spies Bourne might be the survivor, there's no beating Bond. It's a foregone conclusion.
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12:48PM on 12/19/2008

WTF???

So now every main character in a movie will be like Jason Bourne? Hollywood really knows how to drive a good idea into the ground.


So now every main character in a movie will be like Jason Bourne? Hollywood really knows how to drive a good idea into the ground.


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12:20PM on 12/19/2008
Is anyone else tired of all these movies/characters being ruined because the studios want to give them the Bourne Treatment? And they want to give us more actual Bourne movies on top of it! No thank you.
Is anyone else tired of all these movies/characters being ruined because the studios want to give them the Bourne Treatment? And they want to give us more actual Bourne movies on top of it! No thank you.
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10:28AM on 12/19/2008

uhh

Wasn't that pretty much what Sum Of All Fears was supposed to be? A relaunch of the series with a younger Jack Ryan on one of his first assignments?

And Jack Ryan as Jason Bourne doesn't work. That's not who the character is.
Wasn't that pretty much what Sum Of All Fears was supposed to be? A relaunch of the series with a younger Jack Ryan on one of his first assignments?

And Jack Ryan as Jason Bourne doesn't work. That's not who the character is.
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10:09AM on 12/19/2008
Exactly...or Jack Ryan/John Clark movies...I think they idea of the nerd and action hero worked well in both C&PD and SOAF
Exactly...or Jack Ryan/John Clark movies...I think they idea of the nerd and action hero worked well in both C&PD and SOAF
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9:50AM on 12/19/2008

Huh?

Jack Ryan is an analyst... a desk jockey. He may be smarter than the others, but the rest would kick his ass for breakfast without breaking a sweat.

Now, throw the John Clark (played by Dafoe) character into the mix... well, then you have a good fight on your hands.

The producers and studio should scrap the Ryan character and just make John Clark movies.
Jack Ryan is an analyst... a desk jockey. He may be smarter than the others, but the rest would kick his ass for breakfast without breaking a sweat.

Now, throw the John Clark (played by Dafoe) character into the mix... well, then you have a good fight on your hands.

The producers and studio should scrap the Ryan character and just make John Clark movies.
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9:12AM on 12/19/2008
Jack Ryan isn't Jason Bourne.
Jack Ryan isn't Jason Bourne.
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