Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
The Expendables Take Aim At TV
Sylvester Stallone is shepherding a spin-off show
Giancarlo Esposito Joins Money Monster
He's set for Jodie Foster's financial hostage crisis drama
Allison Janney On For Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
She's joined Tim Burton's latest
Olivia Colman Joins The Night Manager
Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki also set for the drama
Second Trailer For The Longest Ride Ambles In
Not everyone gets their happy ever after
Exclusive Clip From Xavier Dolan's Mommy
The Cannes-acclaimed drama shares a dance-off
New Trailer For Avengers: Age Of Ultron Smashes In
And our first (brief) look at The Vision
Dan Stevens In Talks For Beauty And The Beast
And Luke Evans will be Gaston
Ridley Scott Wants To Bring Flashman Back To Screens
Adapting George MacDonald Fraser's books
Lionsgate Creating Movie From Dust
Dodgeball's Rawson Marshall Thurber To Direct
Diablo Cody Writing The Barbie Movie
Plus possible first glimpse of He-Man's Battle Cat
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
18 February 2015
Omar Sy Joins Inferno
Irrfan Khan and Sidse Babett Knudsen also on for Ron Howard's latest
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Mortdecai (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Into The Woods (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Jurassic Park (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Jack Ryan 5 Loses Its Director
Chris Pine still attached to star

20 March 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Jack Ryan 5 Loses Its Director

The fifth, still untitled Jack Ryan film has seen another mooted start date sail by, and has now hit a new reef with the loss of its director. Lost and Alias veteran Jack Bender has been attached to the film since the autumn of 2010, but his commitments to Fox's buzzy new Alcatraz series and to the SyFy pilot Rewind have forced him to abandon Tom Clancy's super-agent to another handler. Chris Pine, as far as anyone knows, remains attached to the Ryan role.

It's the latest in a series of setbacks to the project, which Paramount has been attempting to crack since at least 2006. Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener, Blindness) was at one point in talks to direct a screenplay called 'By Any Means Necessary'. Later, the project morphed into a retooling of a non-Ryan original script by Adam Cozad called 'Dubai'. This moniker was later changed to 'Moscow', and then dropped again. Following so far?

Anthony Peckham (InvictusSherlock Holmes) was then hired to give the script a polish, then Cozad came back, and then Steve Zaillian (Clear and Present Danger) was tasked with a draft, only to get cold feet and pull out again. The most recent version we heard about was being penned by David Koepp (Mission: Impossible, Jurassic Park) for a cool seven figure payday.

The basis for Ryan Begins apparently remains Cozad's story, with Ryan just out of the Marines, before he joins the CIA, working as a financial consultant for a Russian billionaire, and getting framed in a terrorist plot. Despite being based on none of Tom Clancy's novels (even though eight remain unfilmed), it apparently does feature the NATO-exercise helicopter crash mentioned in The Hunt For Red October, which saw Ryan invalided out of the Marine Corps.

For a while now, the idea has been to get Ryan moving as soon as Pine finishes with Star Trek 2. The latest start-date being thrown around is this summer, so if all finally goes according to Paramount's plans, expect a new director to be announced shortly. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Chernobyl Diaries Trailer Online
Ever heard of Extreme Tourism?
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Showrunner Beau Willimon Reveals 8 House Of Cards Secrets
On Kevin Spacey’s dog-dispatching and more…

21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Empire Podcast 150: Margot Robbie
The Focus (and Wolf Of Wall Street) star from the Top Gear track...

Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)