Screen Junkies » jack ryan http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Jack Ryan Is An Unflappable Action Hero Now In ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jack-ryan-is-an-unflappable-action-hero-now-in-jack-ryan-shadow-recruit/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jack-ryan-is-an-unflappable-action-hero-now-in-jack-ryan-shadow-recruit/#comments Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:32:08 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=257417 Pew! Pew!

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In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, young Jack Ryan gets beamed to modern day to take on evil Russians and surf on top of police vehicles. After seeing this, I’m starting to think Tom Clancy‘s timing couldn’t have been better.

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R.I.P. Tom Clancy, Creator Of Jack Ryan http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-tom-clancy-creator-of-jack-ryan/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-tom-clancy-creator-of-jack-ryan/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:54:35 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257363 Everyone wear a hat and aviators in honor of this great writer.

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It’s been reported that Tom Clancy, who had long enjoyed a successful and prolific career writing military and geo-political novels, has passed away at 66 of undisclosed causes.

While his bibliography certainly merits study and recognition, this being a movie site, his work is most pertinent via the Jack Ryan series of books that saw four blockbuster films and three hugely famous actors playing the reluctant hero-turned-politician.

Initially, Jack Ryan, played by Alec Baldwin, served as a submarine officer, tracking down a Russian sub in The Hunt for Red October. Then, Jack Ryan and the Clancy novels achieved their biggest on-screen success with the less militaristic Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, with Harrison Ford owning the role in both those films.

Finally, the adaptations ended with a bit of a whimper with The Sum of All Fears, a film that, while grand in scope, didn’t have the same resonance with Ben Affleck in the starring role.

Later in Clancy’s career, many of the franchises he had established had been taken over by ghost writers, but he still left a mark in the realm of video games, lending his name and properties to several huge games, including the Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six series.

While the cold war is turning into a dimmer and dimmer memory for America, Clancy was able to capture America’s military dynamic during that time to great success, and while there will always be action movies, the era of Tom Clancy action films appears to have come to an abrupt end. And that’s a little sad.

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David Koepp Is The Latest Writer To Get Submerged By Jack Ryan Reboot http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/david-koepp-is-the-latest-writer-to-get-submerged-by-jack-ryan-reboot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/david-koepp-is-the-latest-writer-to-get-submerged-by-jack-ryan-reboot/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2011 01:41:52 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209656 Many writers have tried to write this Jack Ryan movie. All have failed.

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Here’s the easy part of this story: writer David Koepp has been tapped to pen a new version of the untitled Jack Ryan origin story film formerly known as Moscow. How we got to this point is a little crazy, so I’m gonn break it down step-by-step:

1. After the success of Star Trek, Paramount hired writer Hossein Amini to script a Jack Ryan movie for Chris Pine.

2. Paramount buys a spec script called Dubai and tells writer Adam Cozad to make that the Jack Ryan movie.

3. Unhappy with that take, Paramount hired Anthony Peckham to rewrite Cozad’s script.

4. Then writer Steve Zaillian was brought on, but quickly abandoned ship.

5. Project goes into limbo.

6. David Koepp gets 7-figures to rewrite Cozad’s script. Which of the hundreds of drafts lying around Paramount’s offices will be the starting point for Koepp’s version is anyone’s guess.

7. 40 more writers are hired and fired.

8. Eight years later, the screenwriting robot is finally complete and Robo-Writer 9000 electoni-pens the perfect rewrite in 4 minutes. None of the human writers get an on-screen credit.

Jack Bender (“Lost”) is attached to direct. That much has not changed… for now. (Deadline)

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Chris Pine Reboot War: ‘Star Trek’ Defeats Jack Ryan http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/chris-pine-reboot-war-star-trek-defeats-jack-ryan/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/chris-pine-reboot-war-star-trek-defeats-jack-ryan/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2011 03:58:10 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204158 Paramount thought they could make a Chris Pine-starring Jack Ryan film before 'Star Trek 2'. They thought wrong.

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Paramount thought they could make a Chris Pine-starring Jack Ryan film before Star Trek 2. They thought wrong.

The studio had a plan to reboot Tom Clancy hero Jack Ryan in an origin story film helmed by Jack Bender (“Lost”), with Pine as the lead, a part that’s been portrayed by Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin – good company. Rather than adapt one of Clancy’s many novels, the studio wants someone to rewrite a spec screenplay that had nothing to do with Jack Ryan. The new plot involves young Jack Ryan escaping a deadly helicopter crash. Sounds helicopter-y, and by working the name “Jack Ryan” in there, serious cashola can be acquired by audiences who hate new things.

Many writers are being interviewed, and many more have already banged the script and were kicked out of script’s bed the next morning. Steve Zaillian (Clear and Present Danger) made a deal to do the job last month, but he backed out. Unfortunately for lovers of helicopter destruction cinema, without a solid script, production won’t move forward.

So even though Paramount was trying hard to get this project off the ground before Pine starred as Captain Kirk in the next Star Trek, it looks like the Enterprise is traveling a whole lo faster than the Red October, even though J.J. Abrams hasn’t officially signed on to direct the sequel yet. Paramount hopes that little detail won’t stop them from shooting this Fall and hitting their June 29, 2012 release date.

Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are are working on the Star Trek 2 script. (Deadline)

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New Jack Ryan Film To Be Written By Old Jack Ryan Film Writer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-jack-ryan-film-to-be-written-by-old-jack-ryan-film-writer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-jack-ryan-film-to-be-written-by-old-jack-ryan-film-writer/#comments Wed, 02 Feb 2011 20:32:36 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=24165 Jack Ryan is returning, but will be played by an entirely new handsome actor.

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Jack Ryan is returning, but will be played by an entirely new handsome actor. Chris Pine is up to bat in a project long called Moscow, though Deadline reports that the title and start date have not been formally announced yet. Unlike the previous four installments of the Jack Ryan saga (The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears), this film will not be based on Tom Clancy material, but rather an original script written by Clear and Present Danger scribe Steve Zaillian. I hope he’s found work in the interim.

Despite the low-key announcement, it seems as though this project has been steadily moving forward, with “Lost’s” Jack Bender directing and the presumably Italian Lorenzo di Bonaventura serving as producer. No other details have been released, but judging by the working title, I’m going to presume a Russian context for this story.

The Jack Ryan serial has been dormant since 2002, when Harrison Ford was replaced with Ben Affleck, and the James Earl Jones-type character was replaced with a Morgan Freeman-type character. (Inspired choice, by the way) Though no production date has been announced, it is reported that they want to get underway before year’s end.

Now: GET OFF MY PLANE!

Whoops, wrong movie.

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‘Sherlock Holmes’ Writer Called in for ‘Jack Ryan’ Film http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sherlock-holmes-writer-called-in-for-jack-ryan-film/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sherlock-holmes-writer-called-in-for-jack-ryan-film/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Anthony Peckham, the writer behind Sherlock Holmes and Invictus, is Paramount's choice to pen the latest Jack Ryan film, Empire Online is reporting. The film, starring Chris Pine and directed by Jack Bender, will mark the 5th time the iconic Tom Clancy character has appeared on the silver screen. In the film, Ryan and his trusty sidekick Watson will attempt to stop an attack on Nelson Mandela as he watches a rugby game atop the Tower of London. That's my guess, anyway. What do I look like, a god damn 19th century detective?

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Anthony Peckham, the writer behind Sherlock Holmes and Invictus, is Paramount’s choice to pen the latest Jack Ryan film, Empire Online is reporting. The film, starring Chris Pine and directed by Jack Bender, will mark the 5th time the iconic Tom Clancy character has appeared on the silver screen.

In the film, Ryan and his trusty sidekick Watson will attempt to stop an attack on Nelson Mandela as he watches a rugby game atop the Tower of London. That’s my guess, anyway. What do I look like, a god damn 19th century detective?

 

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