'Sherlock Holmes' Writer Boards Jack Ryan Reboot 'Moscow'
After taking the pages of classic literature and spicing them up for the big screen with Guy Ritchie's take on Sherlock Holmes, Heat Vision reports the film's screenwriter, Anthony Peckham, will pen the upcoming reboot of Tom Clancy's spy thriller franchise featuring Jack Ryan. Breakout actor Chris Pine has been attached to the project for a while, and we just recently heard that Jack Bender (director of several episodes of "Lost") will helm the feature. Last we heard the project was still titled Moscow and would follow Ryan's exploits before he joined the CIA, which is a time in the character's life that has yet to be seen on screen.
The plot sees Ryan moving straight from the Marines to a job working as an analyst for a Russian billionaire. However, he winds up on the run after being implicated in a terrorist plot designed to collapse the economy. The original script (since it's not based on any Tom Clancy novels) came from Adam Koxac (with an earlier draft by Hossein Amini), so Paramount has been making sure this screenplay is top notch. The studio is looking to start shooting later this year or early next year so it sounds like development will be moving very swiftly over the next few months. Stay tuned for news as this project continues heading towards production.
I cannot wait, Pine will do just fine as Ryan, and I have no worries about the screenplay.
Xerxex on Sep 19, 2010
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