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Star Trek 2 will be Chris Pine's next film while script delays push back Paramount's Jack Ryan reboot

03.29.2011

Just when we thought screenwriter Steve Zaillian would swoop in to save Jack Ryan's day, Deadline is now reporting that the SCHINDLER'S LIST/CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER scribe has "had a change of heart" and withdrawn from the project in recent weeks.

While that may be a bummer for you fans of the Tom Clancy character, the good thing is that Paramount seems determined to want to make a worthwhile film. Deadline says "that an OK version of Ryan could have been put into production this year, but the priority is more about launching a new franchise then filling a release slot."

But if you've been pining for more Chris Pine this year (sorry, that was terrible), the good news is that STAR TREK 2 will now move to the forefront of the actor's schedule. Though it's not yet certain whether J.J. Abrams (SUPER 8) will man the Starship Enterprise a second time around (plus the script is still being written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Damon Lindelof), Paramount is expecting to begin production on the sci-fi sequel this fall to be able to make its projected June 29, 2012 release date. Yeah. Let's hope they take their own advice: "...the priority is more about launching a new franchise then filling a release slot."
Extra Tidbit: Which excites you more? TREK or Ryan?
Source: Deadline

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