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Paramount Moves Production Of Jack Ryan Reboot To After Star Trek Sequel March 28, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback

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



1. ryan g. - March 28, 2011

Jack Ryan REBOOT? I actually liked SUM OF ALL FEARS.

2. gary whitehead - March 28, 2011

i am sorry but that does not work jack ryan left the marines and did not work for a russian billionaire it just don’t work in any way shape or form i would be very suprised if tom clancy actually backed this

3. MJ - March 28, 2011


4. Dances With Klingons - March 28, 2011

Just have Tom Clancy write the new Star Trek movies and be done with it.

5. Browncoat1984 - March 28, 2011

Take your time guys, you can’t rush perfection. Time showed that the extra months granted for Star Trek 2009’s development when the studio decided it wanted a summer release were helpful, so if you guys need a little extra time then by all means take it, just as long as you deliver to use another awesome movie. Rarely have there been two great Star Trek movies in a row (except for the Genesis trilogy).

6. Vultan - March 28, 2011

Alec Baldwin is still my favorite Ryan (in Hunt for Red October), but after watching Pine in Unstoppable, I can easily see him in the role.

Should be a good flick… if they get the script ironed out.

7. jas_montreal - March 28, 2011

The Jack Ryan movie might get delayed even further if JJ, bob and the team decide to film Trek 12 and 13 back to back ;) . Is that correct ?

8. keachick - March 28, 2011

I am pleased that Chris Pine won’t be rushing to do two major movies within a short space of each other. The man does need some R&R. So will it be the theatre again for Chris this summer? It’ll probably have to be shorter run that the one last year. The play The Lieutenant of Inishmore ran from 30 June to 8 August 2010, playing six days a week, twice on Saturdays and Sundays.

Of course, Chris could come downunder for a spot of skiing on Mt Ruapehu…Does he ski? I don’t/can’t, but that’s OK(?) Then again, he could head off to Hawaii for some summer surfing. Does he surf? Hawaii Five-O shows that place as looking pretty nice.

It is a bit sad that writers can’t seem to nail down the stories. What is going on in Hollylala land?

9. Battle-scarred Sciatica - March 28, 2011

Who is Chris Pine again?

10. Cygnus-X1 - March 28, 2011

Yeah, they’d BETTER not bump Star Trek for some Jack Ryan flick.

We don’t want another fake-out like last time; making us wait an extra half year….

11. nony - March 28, 2011

Hope he doesn’t sign on to star in any more huge movies within the next few years. It would suck if he hit that celebrity exposure saturation point and everyone got sick of him.

12. Daoud - March 28, 2011

@11 Yeah, we wouldn’t want Chris Pine turning into the next Harrison Ford. Ummm…..

Kidding! Chris does look a little bit scruffy though. ;)

13. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - March 28, 2011

Looks good. I love all of the Jack Ryan movies. The Hunt for Red October and Clear and Present Danger are my top 2. Chris in my opnion is now an A list actor. That is GREAT!!!! FOR TREK.

14. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - March 28, 2011

I had to Threten Bob Orci with the Agoniser Booth set on high for 48 hours to get him to tell us how much of the script he had done. Bob Orci was very smart to Answer the question. Lol

15. Dee - lvs moon' surface - March 28, 2011

FALL??? … wow … will be CP doing another film before Star Trek?? … there are some rumors … nah … he should go on vacation … :-)

FALL??? … so is that why Mr. Bob Orci seemed so calm … they have

:-) :-)

16. Phil - March 28, 2011

15. Actually, no he dosen’t. Tons of back end work needs to be done. Studio has to sign off of the script, gotta build the sets, get permits, blah blah blah. That makes for a busy six months before the first frame is shot.

17. Dee - lvs moon' surface - March 28, 2011

In fact the script for Jack Ryan seems … convinced no one so far … so better to postpone!

18. Harry Ballz - March 28, 2011

Chris Pine is quickly establishing himself as THE breakout star of the Trek cast!

Good for him!

19. Spencer - March 28, 2011

@14 – I can imagine Bob Orci like Michael Douglas in Wonder Boys – in his pink rob, typing at his desk, remembering that he initially started out writing the sequel as a small screenplay that’s gotten larger in scope and promising others that it’s nearly done, some tinkering in places, etc.

More than 2,600 pages later…. :-p

…and then his partners Kurtzman & Lindelof pull up in a Ford Galaxy…

20. Hwk - March 28, 2011

So who’s going to star in the TJ Hooker reboot?

21. Phil - March 28, 2011

20. William Shatner…

22. Harry Ballz - March 28, 2011


Wonder Boys was a great flick!

23. Chingatchkook - March 28, 2011

#4 Dances with Klingons

Awesome nic, I’m still laughing!

24. Dee - lvs moon' surface - March 28, 2011

#16 -Phil

Actually, I was being… a bit ironic! … My guess is that they have already finished the script… maybe they just review something … the predictable!

And until the autumn comes … I hope at the end of summer … lol … after they have promoted their other projects…

…. finally will filming STAR TREK SEQUEL! … LOL

:-) :-)

25. Hat Rick - March 28, 2011

Awesome news!

26. Ivory - March 28, 2011

With the exception of “The Hunt for Red October” none of the Jack Ryan films have been very good…Why would Pine even want the role that has been played by so many others? I would think he has better options on his plate.

27. Chingatchkook - March 28, 2011


Well, it worked for the Bond franchise….

28. Steve T. in NY - March 28, 2011

Hunt for Red October was teh best of the worst in the series, but they are all horrible when you contrast the films to the books. Clear and Present Danger was hardly anything like the book as was all the other movies. If Hollywood cant get any original ideas, well then they should stick to the source material and reallt make a movie based on an actual book in the Ryan series. I mean just having a movie that just has the title in common with the book is a joke, and does nothing to make me interested in seeing a “reboot”, no matter how great the actor is..

29. keachick - March 28, 2011

Maybe Chris Pine likes Tom Clancy books and the character Jack Ryan. Just a guess, that’s all.

30. MJ - March 28, 2011

@28. You’ve got to be kidding! The Hunt for Red October and Clear and Present Dangers are movie classics. The other two movies were just OK — I’ll give you that. FYI — I’ve read all the Ryan novels as well.

Best Cold War Movies:

7 Days in May
The Hunt for Red October
The Russia House
From Russia with Love

(FYI — Dr. Strangelove is overated IMHO)

31. keachick - March 28, 2011

I have not read any of the books but the movie The Hunt for Red October is one of my favourites. What is odd is that, until recently, I did not know who Jack Ryan was. I know now, but Alec Baldwin’s interpretation of Jack Ryan was so unmemorable. The ones who stood out for me was the Russian captain (Sean Connery) and his first officer (Sam Neill).

Given that Jack Ryan is not really known to me, Chris Pine might just as well be the first actor to play Jack Ryan. I’m sure he will play the character well, when and if they get to do the film.

32. The TOS Purist aka The Purolator - March 28, 2011

Geez, just hire a different actor to play Jack Ryan. If they can’t get Pine, then they can’t get Pine – it’s not like the character hasn’t been played by a bunch of different guys before. And if they want someone who has the Pine look, there’s tons of guys in Hollywood who have his face. Hell, I can hardly tell Chris Pine apart from people like Ian Somerhalder.

33. Vultan - March 28, 2011


Well, when you share the screen with Connery pretty much any actor is going to come off as unmemorable in the end.

As for Sam Neill—in my opinion, he’s the most under-appreciated actor in the last twenty years. Would like to see him in more (bigger) films… maybe a role Star Trek… as one of those crooked admirals that seem to pop once in awhile.

Yeah, I could see that.

34. Vultan - March 28, 2011


Well, when you share the screen with Connery pretty much any actor is going to come off as unmemorable in the end.

As for Sam Neill—in my opinion, he’s the most under-appreciated actor in the last twenty years. Would like to see him in more (bigger) films… maybe a role in Star Trek… as one of those crooked admirals that seem to pop once in awhile.

Yeah, I could see that.

35. Vultan - March 28, 2011

Oops, sorry for the double posting. Browser went crazy.

36. keachick - March 29, 2011

#32 They can get Pine. It is the Jack Ryan movie script that is the problem. Did you not read the article? It is likely now that Chris Pine will do the Jack Ryan film after Star Trek. It was hoped that Chris would do Jack Ryan before the Star Trek sequel. Besides, there is probably a contract between Paramount and Chris Pine lying around somewhere stating that the Jack Ryan role belongs to Chris Pine.

37. MJ - March 29, 2011

@34. In a similar fashion, William Defoe (as Clark) and Donald Moffit (as the U.S. President) really delivered in Clear and Present Danger.

38. MJ - March 29, 2011

@36. Hell, I could write a decent Jack Ryan movie script….how do you f**k up a Tom Clancy novel?????

Unless of course they are completely redoing the concept to update it…in which case, I would worry about them really botching it up.

39. - March 29, 2011

Interesting that they cast Pine as a younger Harrison ford given the Han Solo was originally a James T Kirk knockoff to ensure Star Wars had an audience.

40. Prologic9 - March 29, 2011


“Moscow” was never a Tom Clancy novel, so they needn’t worry about f**king it up.

Honestly that show is the lucky one. You know what happens if the guys turn in the script for Star Trek (X)II and it sucks something hard?

The movie gets made anyways.

41. trekprincess - March 29, 2011

bob when will the script for Trek XII be finished I’m really hungry for more :)

42. James - March 29, 2011

Methinks its about time they done that Rainbow Six film based on his novel.

43. Christopher Roberts - March 29, 2011

41. Plenty of Star Trek out there to keep you going while you wait.

May I suggest Enterprise on DVD? The closest you’ll ever get from a series, to the big $$$$$$ effects in the last film. Prequel to the whole Trek universe, and apparently this series of films too.

Perhaps The Original Series on Blu-ray. 45 years old but it’s scrubbed up well, especially now it has CGI. Advantages being the same characters (more or less, give or take the alternative reality).

44. CmdrR - March 29, 2011

Sum of All Fears (terrible book, btw) was a good movie that was released just too soon after 9/11 to portray a city getting nuked. The producers managed to trim out the TWO lengthy how-to sections on building a multi-stage nuke and get to the story. Afleck was good as Jack Ryan.

Having said all that… um, do we need another Jack Ryan movie? There are so many good action/agent franchises out there. Moreover, in the books, Ryan is a family man who’s life advances. In the movies, he’s always 30-something and acts like he has no family to worry about.


Anyway, best of luck to Pine.

45. Joel - March 29, 2011

Well, now that Jack Ryan’s out of the way, there shouldn’t be anymore potential scheduling conflicts…right??

Hope they finish the script already. For a big special f/x driven movie, it’s going to be a tight schedule to deliver the movie by next June. They had a ton of extra time on ST09, not so much this time around.

46. Mel - March 29, 2011

Is Jack Ryan really a big franchise? Before Trekmovie started to report about Pine’s role, I don’t think I have heard that name before. Jack Ryan is definitely not James Bond.

47. Dee - lvs moon' surface - March 29, 2011

As far as I know the trouble was always the script … seems that was initially written for another movie… I think, “Dubai ” or something… then, it seems that they decided to take the script for ” Jack Ryan “… and renamed to “Moscow”… and it seems that until now, the producers could not get a writer to solve THE TROUBLE with the script! … LOL … it seems …+LOL

And finally, Chris Pine is the best thing about it… maybe he should think again whether to continue attached to this project…. but I think he could be a great “Jack Ryan”… with THE RIGHT SCRIPT, of course!

48. Dee - lvs moon' surface - March 29, 2011

Probably Chris Pine will be busy with other projects until the start of filming Star Trek 2 … when the actors bring the voices in Rise of the Guardians? … anyone know?

:-) :-)

49. Trekprincess - March 29, 2011

I got the original series all three seasons:) and TNG and all 11 films I love it all but I really want a new Star Trek film :) guess it’s like waiting for Star Trek 2009 all over again but now it’s the sequel

50. MJ - March 29, 2011

@47 “As far as I know the trouble was always the script … seems that was initially written for another movie… I think, “Dubai ” or something… then, it seems that they decided to take the script for ” Jack Ryan “… and renamed to “Moscow”… and it seems that until now, the producers could not get a writer to solve THE TROUBLE with the script! … LOL … it seems …+LOL”

Wow, with all the great Clancy novels, this is what Paramount comes up with? How ridiculous is this???

51. Jorg Sacul - March 29, 2011

Put Pine and Matt Damon in a movie, as antagonists. I think it would be a great face-off pairing.

52. MJ - March 29, 2011

I’m wondering if Clancy still had a script approval right on these films — perhaps he is saying “no way” to this crap?

53. DMB - March 29, 2011

Day after My Bday perfect

54. Dee - lvs moon' surface - March 29, 2011

#50 – MJ

YEAH! … incomprehensible! … Unbelievable! … it seems! … LOL and +LOL

:-) :-)

55. MJ - March 29, 2011

@54 Dee, you playing with a whoopie cushion right now, or is there a clown in your living room or something? LOL

56. Dee - lvs moon' surface - March 29, 2011

#55 -MJ

Hollywood is funny, right?…

About the script …. If I get it right… they think an original script with a story based on today… will be more attractive to the audience!

:-) :-)

57. MJ - March 29, 2011

@56. Ah, right. You have this great material loved by millions, but you decide you are just going to cheat everyone by stealing the name so that you can make a movie that they think will go over better with today’s 20 somethings. Yea, that is laughable. Memo to Paramount: True Grit

58. AJ - March 29, 2011

Chris Pine isn’t a household name. YET. He’s on the verge, for sure.

Never saw his runaway train bit with Denzel, but I think it took in some major coin last year. A Jack Ryan re-boot will be just the thing after ST2012.

59. CaptainJoe - March 29, 2011

46 dont underestimate the fan base for jack ryan, the movies have always been succesfull at the box office. The fact that its taken so long for a new Jack Ryan film to be made baffled quite a few people considering the last one sum of all fears had the highest box office gross of any of the 4 films.

at one point Paramount after sum of all fears was released wanted to spin off the John Clark character from the series into his own film as well, with Liev Schriber who played John Clark in SOAF.

there is a huge fan base there but paramounts mistake is that they just want to keep rebooting Jack Ryan when there are so many great books in the series they could move forward with and adapt for the screen. I would have loved to seen them get to the point where Ryan becomes president of the us.

whats really stupid on Paramounts part was only last year durring the press junket for “Morning Glory” Harrison Ford was qouted in interviews saying he would love to play the character again if the studio wanted to move forward in the characters life.

Ford was well liked in his two ryan films and i suspect that people would pay at the box office to see him in the role again.

dont get me wrong I like chris pine, but paramount needs to just move on past the idea of rebooting the series and instead move forward in the jack ryan story.

60. CaptainJoe - March 29, 2011

58 unstopable didnt even make its production budget back at the box office durring its run,

61. MJ - March 29, 2011

@59 “there is a huge fan base there but paramounts mistake is that they just want to keep rebooting Jack Ryan when there are so many great books in the series they could move forward with and adapt for the screen. I would have loved to seen them get to the point where Ryan becomes president of the us.”


62. MJ - March 29, 2011

@60/CaptainJoe: “Unstoppable didn’t even make its production budget back at the box office during its run”

Unstoppable made $188M and its production budget was $100M.

Captain Joe, were you drinking a bit of the Captain Jack as you did your math on this? LOL

63. Shannon Nutt - March 29, 2011

The only problem with a Jack Ryan re-boot is that the last Jack Ryan movie was a re-boot. I’d almost wish they’d go a bit older…but by the time this gets made, Pine should be in his mid-30s, so that does seem about right.

64. keachick - March 29, 2011

Chris Pine is 30. He will be 31 on 26 August. I am hoping that another Jack Ryan movie with Chris Pine as lead will finally get made after Star Trek, which I thought would/should be the case anyway. By the time the Jack Ryan get released (if all goes well), Chris will be 32 (early 30s) and still 31 at 29 June 2012 when ST2012 is due for release.

65. - March 29, 2011

I just an artical on from saying JJ and co want to get the scrip right over the release date. So lord knows how long its going to be 4 the script is going 2 be

66. keachick - March 29, 2011

I’m not sure who said it or on which thread, but someone noted that Chris Pine does look older than when he was in Star Trek. This is to be expected, of course. Men do not complete their growth until about the age of 32/33, so expect to see the most changes in both Chris and Anton Yelchin (22 on 11 March 2011).

The problem also is that Chris Pine is shown on these threads as often wearing formal attire. There is nothing more apparently aging than a shirt and tie (strangle bangle is what I call the tie – the consummate male apparel fashion disaster). If you see Chris wearing less formal, more casual but still neat and tidy apparel, he looks young and relaxed. Period. End of story.

Check out what Chris is wearing in these two videos. It is hard to see the entire outfit in the first, but I think you could see it looks very neat, tidy and (almost) formal. I know there is a better picture of him wearing this outfit but I can’t find it right now.

This second one is an interview. It is slightly less formal than the first, but still neat, tidy, comfortable and classy.

And not a tie in sight.

67. Tox Uthat - March 29, 2011

Principle photog. in Aug.? And a July release date? This is setting up for a December release and, all things being equal, Trek 2009 would have owned the holidays. If I remember correctly.

68. Tox Uthat - March 29, 2011


Late June release date. My very bad.

69. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - March 29, 2011

Hey. Found this Article on Foxnews,com about the Shat who could be a Billionare.

By Brad Sullivan.
Is William Shatner officially a billionaire?

He may be, thanks to

Quietly PCLN shares have surged to yet another record high. They’re up nearly $90 bucks this year alone and are closing in on $500.

When Captain Kirk .. er, Shatner .. became Priceline’s pitchman more than a decade ago, he smartly (or desperately) decided to be paid in stock. After a brief run during the tech boom Priceline shares went into the dump, bottoming out below $2.

Then the run began.

While we don’t know how many shares or options Shatner was given, or if he has held onto them, reports last year were that his stake was worth some $600 million dollars. And that was when Priceline was trading at a mere $300/share.

With the stock up nearly $200 more/share since then, its possible Mr. Shatner is getting darn close to being a good, old fashioned stock market billionaire.

70. Robman007 - March 29, 2011

I’m speaking mainly from igorance about the topic, but does the pre-production phase of the new flick require the script to be 100% finished? I’m thinking storyboarding, especially for ILM CGI visual effects, costume and make-up items, so forth. It just seems like those items will need alot longer then 1 year and 3-4 months of work time. I dunno how that works..just seems like ALOT of work, especially when time is running out.

It just seems that 4 months away from 1 year till release seems to be putting this flick into Motion Picture land and the risk of being rushed to completion.

Not complaining one bit, and it does not really bother me one bit if it is released in July 2012 or Nov 2012, as long as the flick is not a mess like TMP or TFF. That would not be fun.

I do not think that it will be be, and I have tons of faith in the new production/writing crew. Trek 11 was an amazing piece of work (many thanks and congrats Mr Orci and the rest of the crew for bringing back quality Trek featuring the best set of characters in all of Trek, in my opinion..thank you very much!).

71. Dee - lvs moon' surface - March 29, 2011

CP… can play a Jack Ryan younger … definitely! :-) :-)

72. Captain Karl - March 29, 2011

I thought The Sum of All Fears was basically a reboot…so now they’re rebooting the reboot? When will this reboot madness end?! They’re rebooting the reboot of Superman, Spiderman is being rebooted…I should have become a bootmaker or cobbler…I could have made a lot of cash with all these rebootings;)

73. Captain Karl - March 29, 2011

oh, and I forgot to mention that after the third batman movie….wait for it…they’re rebooting that series too! *slams head firmly against wall*

74. MJ - March 29, 2011

@72. Superman was not rebooted — Superman Returns preserved the earlier Donner films stories and general sequence.

I predict that the Spiderman reboot will fizzle.

75. keachick - March 29, 2011

Why are people referring to these movies as reboots? In the case of the Jack Ryan movies, Paramount simply wants to make another movie about Jack Ryan. Whether that happens straight after the last movie or several years later, I do not see a problem. Rebooting is an overused term. People have their favourite characters, comic book heroes etc and, speaking for myself, I like to see lots of stories on film showing what happens to my favourite characters and what they get up to. What is so bad about that?

76. Magic_Al - March 29, 2011

Why didn’t Gates McFadden continue in the Jack Ryan series after The Hunt for Red October? Scheduling conflict with TNG? It really could have boosted her film career to co-star with Harrison Ford.

77. Dee - lvs moon' surface - March 29, 2011

#77 – keachick

I agree with you… My only concern about Jack Ryan/ Moscow… what’s wrong with the script? … why they can’t find a writer to rewrite it?

:-) :-)

78. Captain Karl - March 29, 2011

@74 you are correct on that (it did still feel like a reboot, but I did enjoy it), the final product was the continuation of Superman II completely ignoring III & IV (who would protest forgetting IV?…lol) They did plan though to reimagine the whole franchise for years before Superman Returns…Tim Burton wanted a Superman costume that had fiberoptic lights to make it glow

The reason the studio is rebooting Superman (they had plans to make a sequel with the same cast) is they felt it didn’t make enough money…they wanted it to make at least $500 million worldwide…it *only* made about $400 million…come on, really? $400 million isn’t enough to justify a sequel?

79. Dee - lvs moon' surface - March 29, 2011

About Jack Ryan/Moscow …..

“We’ll be meeting up with Jack Ryan shortly after he leaves the Marines, but before he joins to CIA.  When we first meet him, he’s a Wall Street broker.  As opposed to the books by Tom Clancy (which had him working as a financial analyst in Baltimore) he’ll be a financial advisor in Moscow for some billionaire employer.  It’s this new boss that will eventually set up Ryan as the fall guy for a terrorist plot that aims to destroy the U.S. economy.  This is when the adventure begins as Ryan must clear his name, reveal the terrorist plot, and save his wife as she’s been taken hostage by the billionaire”.


:-) :-)

80. MJ - March 29, 2011

@78. Yea, that is interesting. Sounds like the new Superman will be darker, and to me, that is not what Superman is all about. Unlike Batman films, you should be able to take your kids to a Superman film, in my opinion.

81. Dee - lvs moon' surface - March 29, 2011

JJAbrams talking about Star Trek 2:

“We’re working on the story. That’s probably more important than the release date at this point, but at the moment, we’re not going to change anything.”

:-) :-)

82. Dee - lvs moon' surface - March 29, 2011

hmmmmmm …. :-) :-)

83. Dee - lvs moon' surface - March 29, 2011

Anthony Pascale could do an article… showing all stages … that we know, of course… LOL… about the script… I think the first ” rumor’ was that they would meet after the work day on the set of Cowboys & Aliens…. to discuss the story of Star Trek 2…. it was in mid- 2010, I think … then, Bob Orci returned to LA… and he was buying some food and took the clothes to the laundry … LOL…. etc, etc… and then JJAbrams said they had a great story… blah, blah, blah… and boborci blah, blah, blah … right, Anthony Pascale?… help me here! … LOL

I do not know why people are concerned… they started that long ago! … +LOL

just kidding … a bit!

:-) :-)

84. Vultan - March 29, 2011


Probably because the folks in Hollywood continually refer to them as reboots… or remakes… or whatever “re-” word is trendy at the moment.

85. keachick - March 29, 2011

I think one of the premises of Moscow was to show Jack Ryan as a family man, in that he was married and looking forward. However, his wife is kidnapped and eventually killed (not sure about that), which is what has Ryan, who was settling back into married life/domestic bliss… and being a financial analyst or something similar, activating what skills he learnt in the Marines to try to find those who have his wife. I know there was more to the story, but that is what stood out for me when reading a short synopsis a while back.

To MJ and others – Remember – not so long ago we were one of those 20 somethings.

86. Vultan - March 29, 2011


I agree with your feeling that the new Superman film sounds like it’s going in a dark direction. Snyder isn’t exactly known for the lighthearted, aw-shucks kind of tone that is Superman/Clark Kent.

A bad choice, I think.

87. Ben - March 29, 2011

All the Jack Ryan movies were awesome, can’t wait to see Pine in action against… well who ever, Russians IRA… Clancy pitched the US against almost everyone.

Sounds awesome!

88. CaptainJoe - March 30, 2011

Unstoppable made only 81 million domesticly at the box office, it failed to make its production budget of 100 million dollarss back
have no clue where you got the number you have, cause even if you factor in the international gross its still not as high as you claim

89. MJ - March 30, 2011


Hey Cap, it is right in that link you just sent me. scroll down and look at the foreign total of $86M box office, and then add it to the domestic total of $81M, and you get, walla: $167 Million. So it is nearly $70 million in gross revenues above its production budget BEFORE DVD and Blue Ray rentals and sales.

Apology accepted, Captain Needa…whoops, I mean Captain Joe. :-)

90. keachick - March 30, 2011

I read that Unstoppable only cost about $85 million because of tax credits or something similar. The studio could claim these tax rebates because they filmed on location near where the actual incident in May 2001 occurred and used a lot of the local people as extras, used real trains etc. That is my understanding of things.

91. Dee - lvs moon' surface - March 30, 2011

# 90 – keachick

Yes, I read something about that, too… and why the film was shot in the region of Pennsylvania… Fox has received a state tax credit for filming “Unstoppable” there!

# 89 – MJ

Yes you are right about that!

:-) :-)

92. Canon Schmanon - March 30, 2011

I think Pine did pretty well, but he sure didn’t “revive” Star Trek. He was an important cog in the machinery, but Quinto and Urban and others had just as much to do in the revival. And let’s not forget Leonard Nimoy.

Nothing will revive the Jack Ryan series if the script is crappy. So let’s not forget those who wrote the Star Trek script. I think they deserve loads of credit too. Had it been terrible, the film never would have made it. And the film needed a director, and I think he did a pretty good job.

My point is, of course, it takes dozens to revive a film franchise. You can’t say one person did it, especially with Star Trek.

93. Keachick - March 31, 2011

I don’t think that anyone said that just one person, Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, revived Star Trek. Clearly, he didn’t. He couldn’t. Chris Pine is the actor signed on to play the lead character in Star Trek (Captain Kirk is actually *quite important* to this era of Star Trek), though. Actually, except for Zachary Quinto, the other actors did not have as much to do in the Trek 09. That is what upsets some who think that Karl (as Dr McCoy) should have had a bigger role. Hopefully, he will get to say/do more in the sequel, as part of the Kirk/Spock/McCoy triangle.

I suspect the Pinto pair are still going to be the ones with the most to do and need to be well rested, fit and focussed, along with some genuine enthusiasm (hopefully) for what they will need to say and do in the sequel. In past interviews, Chris Pine sounds rather enthusiastic when Star Trek is mentioned.

94. Dee - lvs moon' surface - April 1, 2011

# 93 – keachick

I agree with your point of view… I just want to add that there was enormous pressure on the shoulders of Chris Pine… remember he was playing the character that belonged to Mr. Shatner… I think everyone here knows what that means… lol

And fortunately CP did not disappoint and did a great job… Otherwise our conversations would be very different … we can imagine what would have happened with Star Trek whether Young Captain Kirk had failed!!!

:-) :-)

95. Steve - June 10, 2012

Frankly, I’m convinced Harrison Ford was the BEST Jack Ryan. We’re talking about a guy who was severely injured as a Marine midshipman while he was at Annapolis, but recovered enough to handle graduate studies, time as a stockbroker at Merrill Lynch, AND time as an instructor at his alma mater. The man has “mileage”; Pine, like Affleck, is simply TOO YOUNG to appear to have had all that experience. Am I the only movie fan in America who thinks this way? is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.