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Jack Ryan Headed To Moscow?
New rumours on Chris Pine’s take

12 April 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Pajiba

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While there was a flurry of news about Chris Pine winning the role of Jack Ryan in a new film featuring the character for Paramount a while ago, things have gone decidedly quiet. But now it has both a rumoured title – Moscow – and a possible plot line.

Pajiba’s sources have dug up word that newcomer screenwriter Adam Cozad, who was hired to overhaul Hossein Amini’s draft of the script, has possibly merged the Ryan story with one of his own earlier screenplays, Dubai, which finds an American tourist wrapped up in a terrorist plot that targets the US dollar.

So exactly how does that tie in to the new rumoured Ryan plot? Little is known about the new tale, except for producer Mace Neufield commenting that it’s a not a total reboot or origin story and will pick up the character after his time in the Marines but before he’s working for the CIA.

Tom Clancy’s novels had him working for former financial behemoth Merrill Lynch, but the film (which is not based on any one of the books), will apparently see him using his financial know-how as a consultant in Moscow for a billionaire client. A client who frames him as part of a terrorist plot to collapse the US economy (er… little late, aren’t we?) with Ryan forced to go on the run, save his kidnapped wife and clear his name.

Paramount apparently has the simple Moscow as a working title on track for now, though there’s no word on when it’ll graduate from development to actual production.
 


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Why is this taking it's time in getting going? Because no-one gives a shit about it. Ryan had its day with Harrison Ford. More

Posted by chris wootton at 14:47 on 13 April 2010 | Report This Post

Why a new story? What's wrong with the original unmade novels. Apart from that, Chris Pine should be bloody getting his arse in gear for another Star Trek. I'd be a damn sight more interested if that was the news. More

Posted by steveg66 at 17:39 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

Timely
For a follow up they could have some terrorists who decide to defeat America by making everyone really fat so they put corn syrup in all the food. More

Posted by TheRealMacgyver at 15:19 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

Why not start it up again
They should do an 80's set Cold War thriller based on Cardinal Of The Kremlin I reckon. More

Posted by The Bantam Menace at 10:28 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

It's Red Rabbit
Having read all the Ryan books, this sounds like it's gonna be a similar plot line to Red Rabbit, which was set in Moscow I think, and involved Ryan before he got into CIA.........................and it's crap! More

Posted by The Bantam Menace at 10:23 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

why bother?
i agree with Athinodoros - isn't this all a little bit Johnny come lately? I have to assume it's all because the studios think they need a recognisable name for the character so people won't have to try and decide whether they shouild part with their cash. OK, so the public went to see Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger because of star power but now it seems that a character can actually be a reason not to think up new ideas. Bond is about the only character that this truly works for More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 10:18 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

So what's wrong with "Debt of Honor" as a possible base for a script? That begun with a financial market disaster and ended as a US-Japanese war. They could make it work, somehow... I mean, they changed the wholle history line with "The Sum of all fears" why not go down the same road with any of the other books? 16 years ago Jack Ryan was a franchise worth taking to the big screen, but now... it just doesn't work. More

Posted by ATHINODOROS at 07:20 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

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