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According to a new report, Paramount Pictures has shuffled their production schedule and moved the shoot for their planned Jack Ryan reboot (starring Chris Pine) into 2012. The studio hoped they could film Moscow before the Star Trek sequel, but script problems for the Jack Ryan film have forced them to swap the order around. So far it looks like the Trek sequel is still on track to shoot later this year.
Paramount puts Chris Pine’s Jack Ryan reboot after Star Trek
One thing concerning Paramount execs this year is managing Chris Pine’s schedule. The studio has the actor set to return as Captain Kirk in their twelfth Star Trek film and to star in the their fifth Jack Ryan movie (titled Moscow). Like he did with Star Trek in 2009, Paramount hopes Pine can help revive the Tom Clancy novel-based Ryan franchise which has been dormant since 2002’s The Sum of All Fears. The original plan was to do the Jack Ryan movie this spring and then move on to the Star Trek sequel, but a new report states Paramount has flipped the order around. According to Deadline there has been a "creative setback" with he Moscow script and they are now looking for a new writer, noting "The slow process of nailing the Ryan script has prompted the studio to focus on getting Pine at the helm of the USS Enterprise first."
According to the report, the studio plans to start production on the Star Trek sequel this fall, with the Jack Ryan reboot to follow (presumably in 2012).Other recent reports and actor comments have pegged the Trek shoot to start as early as August, so it isn’t clear if this "fall" report is a change or just a conservative estimate. The release date for the Star Trek sequel is still fixed to June 29, 2012.
Deadline’s article is consistent with other recent TrekMovie reporting that JJ Abrams is still not confirmed to direct his second Trek production. Abrams has previously stated he expected to make an announcement in March following receipt of the script draft. Over the weekend Star Trek co-writer Roberto Orci stated here in the TrekMovie comments that he estimates the script is 75% complete.
TrekMovie will continue to monitor events regarding the production of the Star Trek sequel, so stay tuned.
Following Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck, Chris Pine is the fourth actor to take on the role of Jack Ryan – but not until after he returns as Kirk