Jack Ryan will next go to MOSCOW, starring Chris Pine

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
July 9th, 2010

We've known since last October that Chris Pine would be taking over the role of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan character, as previously played in different films by Alec Baldwin (THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER), Harrison Ford (PATRIOT GAMES, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER), and Ben Affleck (THE SUM OF ALL FEARS), but we’ve yet to hear much about just what the Pine-led film will be based on. Today, we finally get an idea of where Pine’s young Ryan will be going. Moscow! Beautiful in the winter!

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura shared with Collider some details on the script, currently titled (imaginatively enough) MOSCOW. The film is not based directly on any of Clancy’s Ryan books, but is “believed to be a retooling of an earlier, unproduced script by [Hossein] Amini called DUBAI.” This new version of the script was written by Amini and Adam Cozad.

MOSCOW will introduce us to a young Ryan, “fresh out of the Marines, working for a Russian billionaire as a financial consultant.” Things don’t go too well for Ryan in his new gig, as he gets mixed up in a terrorist plot, sullying his good name. Logically enough, he goes on the run to try to clear himself. MOSCOW will be the first film in a (hopefully) full franchise re-boot.

Di Bonaventura says they are aiming to start lensing the film “next late winter, early spring.” Who would you like to see directing this next Ryan go-round?

Source Collider, via Cinematical

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