Details Emerge on the New Jack Ryan Movie with Chris Pine

April 12, 2010
Source: Pajiba

Chris Pine

Just before the end of '09, we got confirmation that Chris Pine would indeed be stepping into the shoes previously filled by Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck before him as the new Jack Ryan, the CIA analyst who is the subject of a series of Tom Clancy's political thriller novels. Now the scoop machine Pajiba has gotten some new details on the project which is now tentatively titled Moscow, and has Ryan heading to (you guessed it) Russia to continue his financial advising work (before he joined the CIA) for a billionaire employer who sets him up to take the fall for terrorist plot designed to collapse the US economy.

After that (minor spoilers are ahead - so watch out), Ryan must race against time to clear his name, reveal the terrorist plot, and save his wife, who has been taken hostage by the billionaire employer. This definitely lines up with the very brief details we've heard previously about the opening of the film showing Jack Ryan on Wall Street after a period of time in the Marine Corps. And with this new plot information it seems like this will be a a solid action thriller with plenty of chasing to ensue, which is exactly what I'm hoping to see.

Pajiba also points out that this summary sounds similar to another different script from Adam Cozen called Dubai, the story of an economist who moves to Dubai and uncovers a terrorist plot to create a huge drop in the value of the US dollar leading to mass starvation. That script was sold to Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who just happens to be a producer on the Jack Ryan flick. Coincidence or design? Maybe they're borrowing that story an integrating it into the Jack Ryan world? Either way, this sounds good to me, since Clancy's novels have always been a perfect blend of thriller and action. Any Tom Clancy fans like the sounds of this?

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  • Loser
    I love Jack Ryan so this will hopefully be amazing, Chris Pine is a good choice, who to direct I would go with Antoine Fuqua or why not Kathryn Bigelow for this type of movie. Michael Mann would be my first choice though
    • John Doe
      Hells yeah, man!
  • Cineprog
    There has not been alot of news about Chiris Pine since Star Trek, it would be good to see him in Tom Clancys charictor Jack Ryan, what about getting Harrison Ford to do a cameo has is father that would at least give the film some cred "If he would do it", I must say though i didn't like the last Jack Ryan film The Sum of all Fears.
  • mack
    May be a stupid question but why isn't Tom Clancy not writing a Tom Clancy story? His technical research is imperative to the story lines.
  • Loser
    3# it is because Hollywood needs the story and everything around it to be dumbed down make it more stupid and easy for the audience to make more money, because studios believe people to be dumb assess
    • John Doe
  • harm
    I'd always hoped to see a Tom Clancy movie based on... you know, Tom Clancy's work...
  • jjboldt
    I think Pine as the choice for Jack Ryan is enough to get me hooked.
  • Cody w
    I agree with the above...Chris Pine as Ryan was perfect casting with that classic Ryan storyline above......Im in, and #4 people are dumbasses.
  • CLC
    i think Pine could do a good Ryan, but i'm with # 5. make something thats already been WRITTEN. currently reading Cardinal of the Kremlin, and this would be a PERFECT story for a reboot.
  • Same with #5, there are more than enough Clancy stories that have yet to be adapted, and all feature a better plot than this.
  • casting couch
    Why is it zero-charisma "actors" like Sam Worthington get constant work and a quality star like Chris Pine here is hardly seen?
  • Loser
    Chris had 3 movies last year and 3 movies this year and are going to be the next big thing Jack Ryan movies Star Trek and so on You will get to see alot of Chris the comming years
  • ike
    Can't wait... but Chris Pine's finest work was clearly in Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.
    • John Doe




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