Christ, another day, another reboot, another writer...
It’s been a while since we heard any concrete news about Paramount and Sam Raimi’s revamp of the Jack Ryan franchise, but today brought several bags of cement’s worth.
First of all, it’s now just Paramount’s revamp of the Jack Ryan franchise – Raimi has left the project due to a heavy workload, including completing his new movie, Drag Me To Hell and starting work on Spider-Man 4.
Also, a writer has been hired to give Ryan the Batman Begins/Casino Royale reboot treatment.
Hossein Amini, who has written movies as diverse as The Four Feathers, the still-delayed Killshot and Shanghai, has been brought on board by producers Mace Neufeld and Lorenzo di Bonaventura with the brief to write a Ryan origin tale that will have little or nothing to do with Tom Clancy’s novels.
The new movie will obviously involve a new Jack Ryan – the fourth after Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck - and we reckon that Paramount will want to go with a big name. After all, while the Ryan franchise has been lucrative, it’s not a name that carries the instant appeal of a Batman or a Bond.
I really don't want them to reboot it again, I really liked what they did with The Sum Of All Fears and to reboot it again just seems like a waste of time. Either bring back Ford and have an elder Ryan deal with the Debt of Honour-Executive Orders-Bear and the Dragon emergencies or start a Clarke franchise!
Everyone seems to want to see Without Remorse so do that... and then go on to Rainbow Six! Now EVERYONE would want to see a Rainbow Six film.