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So it's official. First Alec Baldwin, followed by Harrison Ford, then Ben Affleck for a hot minute, and now Chris Pine. The "Star Trek" star will take over the role of Jack Ryan in the first adaptation of Tom Clancy's book series since 2002's "The Sum of All Fears."
Just before this confirmation dropped—courtesy of producer Mace Neufeld—MTV News spoke with Pine about the prospect of becoming Ryan on-screen. After blowing people away with his reworking of William Shatner's iconic take on James T. Kirk, how hard could it be to make Ryan his own? No easy feat, Pine said, but undoubtedly less daunting than his "Star Trek" challenge.
"I think it's because Mr. Shatner's portrayal of the character was so specific, [Jack Ryan] is a different beast," Pine explained. "If you were to poll people, I think eight out of 10 people could tell you what role Shatner made famous. »
- Eric Ditzian
I'm not sure if you guys remember this or not (cause truthfully I kinda forgot), but "Star Trek's" breakout star Chris Pine is set to star in the next Jack Ryan movie. Here's what producer Mace Neufeld said recently in regards to the project: Neufeld confirmed that the new as-of-yet-untitled project will not be based on a Tom Clancy novel but will, instead, be an original screenplay. Neufeld also says that, while the plan is still to skew young with the casting of Pine, the story will not be an "origin story.""We pick him up when he's on Wall Street," says Neufeld, "...[but] the Jack Ryan movies have never been action films. They're kind of 'thinking man's thrillers.' Jack is referred to as a 'water-walker' because of his ability to jump ahead to conclusions. That's very big in all the Jack Ryan films and that's how we want to portray him. »
While James Bond gets a lot of attention on the big screen there’s another pseudo-spy that’s just as good in my opinion. I’m talking about Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Clancy’s novels have been the basis for four films to date with various actors taking on the Ryan role.
Way back in 1990 The Hunt for Red October started it all with Alec Baldwin as the first Jack Ryan. When Baldwin left, Harrison Ford took over for two films, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. The series faltered somewhat thereafter until Ben Affleck arrived in The Sum of all Fears.
As diverse as the actors have been the series overall has held together pretty well in my opinion. While Ford was probably the closest to what Ryan was like in the novels bringing Affleck in was necessary to reboot the franchise with a younger star. Sadly, »
- Bob Starr
Producer Mace Neufeld has worked on all four Jack Ryan movies — The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, A Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears — and will also be working on the fifth, currently untitled installment.
With Houssein Amani finished with a draft of the screenplay, and Adam Koxac working on another, Neufeld told Collider why the fifth movie had to be based on an original concept and not a Tom Clancy novel.
We ran out of books ... Red Rabbit was the last one and we just couldn't seem to get a script out of that one. Paramount wanted to restart the franchise. We had done that once before with Ben Affleck but they didn't make a film right after that because Ben got involved with some other film that didn't do well. Things quieted down. The new management came into Paramount and they said, "This is a really valuable franchise. »
- Ryan Gowland
Mace Neufield produced the first, Alec Baldwin-starring Jack Ryan movie, The Hunt For Red October in 1990, and stayed with the franchise through the Harrison Ford years of Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, and the Ben Affleck reboot The Sum of All Fears. He's also on board the mooted new revival with Chris Pine as Tom Clancy's CIA superspook, and had some surprising information at a recent press conference for Clint Eastwood's Invictus.There are eight novels as-yet unfilmed in the Ryanverse, but Untitled Jack Ryan Movie is not one of them. "We ran out of books," says Nuefield. "Red Rabbit was the last one, and we just couldn't seem to get a script out of it." Red Rabbit is one of only two novels, alongside The Cardinal of the Kremlin, in which Ryan is young enough for Pine's portrayal to be book-faithful. But those aren't »
During a press conference for Invictus, producer Mace Neufeld spoke to the media about the next installment in Paramount's Jack Ryan franchise, which already consists of The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears.
Neufeld said that the new film will not be based on any of Tom Clancy's novels, but will instead be an original screenplay. Meanwhile, the hunt is on to find the actor who will play the next Jack Ryan...a young Jack Ryan; though the film will not be an origin story. Chris Pine is in talks for the role, though that's by no means finalized (it is a great choice, however).
"We pick [Ryan] up when he's on Wall Street," said Neufeld, "...[but] the Jack Ryan movies have never been action films. They're kind of 'thinking man's thrillers.' Jack is referred to as a 'water-walker' because »
Warren Beatty will receive the Art Directors Guild’s Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award, "given to an individual whose body of work in the film industry has richly enhanced the visual aspects of the movie-going experience," at the ADG Awards ceremony on February 13, 2010, at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Nine other ADG awards will also be presented, along with a Lifetime Achievement Award for production designer Terence Marsh (Mary Queen of Scots, A Touch of Class, Clear and Present Danger, The Green Mile). Additionally, three production designers will be inducted into the Adg’s Hall of Fame: Malcolm F. Brown, Bob Keene, and Ferdinando Scarfiotti. Among the 72-year-old Beatty’s [...] »
- Andre Soares
Thank God! Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor are starring in a movie together, and we have the trailer for it. Oh, and there’s this young, upstart named Angeline something-or-other who plays the lead role of rogue CIA agent who must clear her name from accusations of being a traitor. At one time, it was set to star some other up-and-comer named Tom Cruise, but he dropped out forcing a rewrite.
Anyway, without further ado and courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, here’s the new trailer for Salt, which hits theaters next Summer. If it were anyone other than Schreiber or Ejiofor, I’m sure they would wait for this thing to hit sometime in the Fall, but they are such massive stars, the film instantly hit “tent-pole” status when they signed on. Now, that I’m thinking about it, that sentence sounds absolutely wrong.
Check the trailer out:
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Photo: Columbia Pictures Yesterday the Russian version of the Angelina Jolie action-thriller Salt arrived online and was promptly removed, but as expected the domestic version debuted on Yahoo today for all of you to see.
In the film directed by Phillip Noyce (Clear and Present Danger, Dead Calm) Jolie plays CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor, and country. She will prove loyal to these when a defector accuses her of being a Russian sleeper spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture, protect her husband, and stay one step ahead of her colleagues at the CIA.
You can 13 images from the film right here and watch the trailer directly below. Salt is due in theaters on July 23, 2010.
You can also watch it in high definition at Yahoo. »
- Brad Brevet
Earlier this week, a Russian trailer for the upcoming Angelina Jolie action-thriller Salt found its way online, but was quickly pulled down by Sony... and really, who wants to see a low-quality, dubbed version of a trailer anyway? (A lot of people... I know.) Today they have debuted the first domestic trailer for the film over at Yahoo! , and although it looks fairly action-packed, I can't say there is anything all that noteworthy about it either. Is Angelina Jolie really the biggest current female action star? It seems weird to say that, but I guess her filmography proves it. Either way, I'm sure they're hoping to attract fans of Wanted with this one. The production history on Salt has kind of a weird twist in that Tom Cruise was originally supposed to star in the lead role (and not in drag). Somewhere along the way they rewrote the story so »
Remember back when we reported that Angelina Jolie was coming on to the project known as Salt, taking over for Tom Cruise and forcing a re-write of the script to change the title character's name from Edwin A. Salt to Evelyn A. Salt? This is that film, and it doesn't look half bad. Essentially, this trailer shows the film to be Jason Bourne, but with a way better body. Evelyn Salt (Jolie) is a CIA officer who swore an oath to duty, honor, and country. When she is accused by a defector of being a Russian sleeper spy, Salt goes on the run to clear her name and ultimately prove she is a patriot. Using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative, she must elude capture and protect her husband or the world's most powerful forces will erase any trace of her existence. It's clear that this would've been a cool role for »
- Neil Miller
In the film, Jolie plays CIA officer, Evelyn Salt, who has sworn an oath to duty, honor, and country. She proves loyal to all these traits when a defector accuses her of being a Russian sleeper spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture, protect her husband, and stay one step ahead of her colleagues at the CIA.
According to Variety, the actor who played the newest version of James T. Kirk is in negotiations to be the next Jack Ryan in a series that has already spanned four films (The Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears).
He is also in talks to work with Disturbia director D.J Caruso on a new project titled The Art of Making Money, which is set to start shooting early next year.
The next Jack Ryan film is in development, with producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mace Neufeld working on an original script by Hossein Amini, who used his original concept (the new project will not use a Tom Clancy novel directly, apparently »
- Nick Allen
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present The Sound behind the Image III: Real Horrorshow! on Thursday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. The program explores the art and technology of sound in motion pictures and the vital role it plays, specifically, in horror films. Sound editor David E. Stone (whose credits include Reservoir Dogs , Clear and Present Danger and Ghosts of Mars ) will host the evening which will feature film clips tracing the evolution of sound in horror films from the pre-sound era of The Phantom of the Opera (1925) through such films of the digital age as The Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield . Mark Mangini, a three-time Oscar nominee for Sound Effects Editing, and »
Paramount Pictures is negotiating with Chris Pine to play CIA analyst Jack Ryan in the reboot of the popular franchise based on the Tom Clancy novels.This would be Pine.s second Paramount reboot franchise. He played James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," the J.J. Abrams-directed summer hit, and will play him in the sequel.According to Variety, the studio and producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mace Neufeld are working with a script draft by Hossein Amini, based on an original concept.Alec Baldwin played the character originally in 1990's "The Hunt for Red October," Harrison Ford played him in 1992's "Patriot Games" and 1994's "Clear and Present Danger," and Ben Affleck played Ryan in 2002's "The Sum of All Fears." »
- Adnan Tezer
How many movie projects can director Ridley Scott get himself attached to? Maybe he's trying to determine the answer to that question as the British filmmaker with a knighthood is now involved in creatively shaping Red Riding for Columbia Pictures.
Based on a British mini-series, which itself was based on the first book in a series of David Peace novels, Red Riding centers on the police investigation into a number of missing young girls in the 1970s and 80s, and how the ones charged with upholding the law fall into corruption. Columbia purchased the rights to all four books in Peace's series as well as the mini too.
Scott's Scott Free Productions will develop the movie along with writer Steve Zaillian (Schindler's List, Clear and Present Danger) and Andrew Eaton, the producer of the mini. Zaillian worked with Scott before on the adaptation of Hannibal and American Gangster. Meanwhile, Ridley »
- Patrick Sauriol
Just yesterday we were chatting about Chris Pine, and I said that the Star Trek actor could easily become the next Matt Damon if he chose the right roles. Well, ladies and Fandango freaks – it looks like Pine will take another step closer to the "Next Matt Damon" status I predicted as Variety tells us the guy will star as CIA analyst Jack Ryan in Paramount's reboot of the popular action franchise that once starred Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck as Ryan in films like The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears. The character himself is based on a series of Tom Clancy novels. It's been known for awhile now that Paramount was looking to go younger with their Ryan reboot, with names like Ryan Reynolds and...
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Having picked up where William Shatner left off as Star Trek's Capt. James T. Kirk, Chris Pine is now poised to take over from where Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck have trod - as Jack Ryan, novelist Tom Clancy's adventurous CIA analyst. Pine, 29, is onboard to star in a new entry in the action series, Variety reports. While no movie title has been announced, "Tom Clancy created an unforgettable character with Jack Ryan," Paramount president Adam Goodman says in a statement. "With Chris in this role, we've taken our first step in creating a re-boot that »
- Stephen M. Silverman
Based on the Tom Clancy novels, the character was first played by Alec Baldwin in "The Hunt for Red October," then Harrison Ford in "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger," and then Ben Affleck in "The Sum of All Fears."
Now, after helping reboot "Star Trek" (also from Paramount) playing Captain James T. Kirk, Pine is set to help relaunch the Jack Ryan franchise. The actor will be working with Paramount for a long, long time. »
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