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Cannes: Chris Pine Talks Jack Ryan
He received advice from Alec Baldwin

19 May 2012  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

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Cannes: Chris Pine Talks Jack Ryan

The saga of the tentatively-titled Moscow, Paramount’s much talked about reboot of the Jack Ryan franchise, has been the ultimate ‘will they/won’t they’ story, making Ross & Rachel look like a one-night stand. Directors have come and gone, writers have whirled around on a revolving door, but one thing has remained steady: Chris Pine.

Pine has been attached to the reboot of Tom Clancy’s cerebral spy series since 2009, and when we spoke to him in Cannes, we asked him for the latest. “The latest is that it looks like it’s happening,” he said. “We have a script [by, among others, David Koepp], and the beginnings of the production are happening.”

Kenneth Branagh is going to sit in the hot seat for the movie which, rumour has it, will see Ryan – working in Russia – framed as an American spy and forced to go on the run, Bourne-style. Which, for a character as famous for his smarts as for his hurts, is an interesting direction. That's something that Pine seemed to acknowledge. “The trick with that one is to try to find a way to make an American spy movie in 2012 that’s just as current and apropos to the world situation, what it means to be an American spy, as it was in the Cold War era. It’s a little bit more difficult now, and tricky, but if we get that right, we’ll make an intelligent thriller.”

Pine was in Cannes to promote his forthcoming animated film, Rise Of The Guardians, which pairs him with Alec Baldwin, who was, of course, the first Jack Ryan in 1990’s The Hunt For Red October. Pine admitted that he’s tapped Baldwin up for advice. “We have definitely talked about Jack Ryan and his experience with it,” laughed Pine.

No wonder – for Baldwin’s experience was not a happy one; despite being critically acclaimed, he was replaced by Harrison Ford for the sequel, Patriot Games. So, what advice did Jack Ryan Mk I give Jack Ryan Mk IV? “He urged me to hold onto it,” added Pine, “and to attack it.”

Filming could start soon, with a probable release next year.
 


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Your Comments

"Moscow" which book was that?
Why are they making their own story up when there are so many Clancy books from the Jack Ryan universe. Ryan wasn't a spy at any time. If you're going in the American spy framed in Russia direction, why noy have John Kelly/Clarke as that character with Ryan doing what he does best, which isn't going all bourne on you're ass. More

Posted by Morehumanthanhuman at 09:02 on 20 May 2012 | Report This Post

shoulda focussed on Ford
but that time is now sadly passed. Pine should be good and it could even go up against the latest Die Hard if its set in Russia. Like Branagh too, you never go wrong with some Shakespeare in the mix More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 20:02 on 19 May 2012 | Report This Post

can't wait to see him play that part
Chris Pine will be a perfect edgy cool JACK RYAN and alec baldwin should play one of the spy masters after 30 ROCK and THE COOLER balwin has an amazing sarcastic presence on screen More

Posted by bill the butcher at 13:26 on 19 May 2012 | Report This Post

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