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The Chris Pine reboot of the Jack Ryan franchise gets a new writer

09.20.2010
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The Chris Pine reboot of the Jack Ryan franchise that has previously seen Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck starring as the CIA agent extraordinaire, is getting closer to reality with word that Paramount has hired a new writer. The studio has brought on Anthony Peckham, who wrote INVICTUS and did a pass on SHERLOCK HOLMES, to write a draft of the script that would center on Ryan's early career tracking down terrorists in Russia.

Pine has been rumored to be starring in a Jack Ryan reboot for over a year now and Paramount is hoping that Peckham can deliver a script that will finally get the project kicked into high gear. Recently Jack Bender ("Lost") signed on to direct the film. There's another script in existence from Adam Cozad but it's unclear if Peckham will work off that draft or start fresh.

Finally, I leave you with a photo that shows up when you Google "Jack Ryan." I didn't click through any further because I don't want any more explanation as to what this has to do with Jack Ryan. I just love this picture.

Extra Tidbit: Later in the Tom Clancy book series, Jack Ryan becomes President of the United States.
Source: THR

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6:38PM on 09/21/2010

Clancy Happy?

At least with Pine as everyone's favorite C.I.A. analyst...Tom Clancy can't complain he's "too old" like he did with Harrison Ford.
At least with Pine as everyone's favorite C.I.A. analyst...Tom Clancy can't complain he's "too old" like he did with Harrison Ford.
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10:33PM on 09/21/2010
Clancy may have thought that Ford was too old, but he is still to this day the best Jack Ryan. Ben affleck's versio doesn't even exist for me. My only problem was Willem Defoe as John Clark. He didn't quite seem to fit the bad ass-ness.
Clancy may have thought that Ford was too old, but he is still to this day the best Jack Ryan. Ben affleck's versio doesn't even exist for me. My only problem was Willem Defoe as John Clark. He didn't quite seem to fit the bad ass-ness.
7:14AM on 09/21/2010

Holy smokes

The Mexicans do indeed pop up in image search.
The Mexicans do indeed pop up in image search.
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6:54PM on 09/20/2010
I just watched Clear and Present Danger a few nights ago, and forgot how awesome tha movie was. I would still be up for seeing Ford as the President Jack Ryan in a later novel, but I guess it would just be an Air Force One sequel. I think Pine will be a good choice, as long as he isn't acting like Kirk. Jack Ryan and James Kirk are different characters and need to be treated as such.
I just watched Clear and Present Danger a few nights ago, and forgot how awesome tha movie was. I would still be up for seeing Ford as the President Jack Ryan in a later novel, but I guess it would just be an Air Force One sequel. I think Pine will be a good choice, as long as he isn't acting like Kirk. Jack Ryan and James Kirk are different characters and need to be treated as such.
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4:04PM on 09/20/2010

What's the hold up?

Oh for pete's sake, I could've written two of these by now and I've got ADHD. Chris Pine is going to be too old by the time they get around to making this thing. What is the hold up? It's been 8 years since 'Sum...', is it going to be like this between pictures all the time? I no like, get yer shit together, people. James Bond is on hold, we need Jack Ryan to step up and take the mantle.
Oh for pete's sake, I could've written two of these by now and I've got ADHD. Chris Pine is going to be too old by the time they get around to making this thing. What is the hold up? It's been 8 years since 'Sum...', is it going to be like this between pictures all the time? I no like, get yer shit together, people. James Bond is on hold, we need Jack Ryan to step up and take the mantle.
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2:22PM on 09/20/2010
Hollywood thinking: "Hey, those Jack Ryan novels by Tom Clancy seem to be popular. Let's buy the rights and make something completely different!"

Here's an idea: Faithfully adapt Clancy's novels in order or just don't fucking bother calling the character 'Jack Ryan' at all.
Hollywood thinking: "Hey, those Jack Ryan novels by Tom Clancy seem to be popular. Let's buy the rights and make something completely different!"

Here's an idea: Faithfully adapt Clancy's novels in order or just don't fucking bother calling the character 'Jack Ryan' at all.
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12:15PM on 09/20/2010
I wish they would do one of the later Jack Ryan novels where he ends up becoming President that would make an amazing movie. Wasn't The Sum Of All Fears a reboot to begin with?
I wish they would do one of the later Jack Ryan novels where he ends up becoming President that would make an amazing movie. Wasn't The Sum Of All Fears a reboot to begin with?
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12:00PM on 09/20/2010
Movie should be good. Pine is solid, Bender is great, and Sherlock Holmes and Invictus were both great movies. Lethal combination if you ask me.
Movie should be good. Pine is solid, Bender is great, and Sherlock Holmes and Invictus were both great movies. Lethal combination if you ask me.
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11:58AM on 09/20/2010
Hope the project turns out good. That picture does come up when I searched for Jack Ryan on Google. Hilariously awesome!
Hope the project turns out good. That picture does come up when I searched for Jack Ryan on Google. Hilariously awesome!
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