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Jack Ryan – Chris Pine’s go at Jack gets a title and plot

Posted by LiveFor on April 12, 2010

Way back in October last year news was out that young Captain Kirk, Chris Pine, would be taking over the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan franchise.

Alec Baldwin originated the character in 1990’s “The Hunt for Red October,” Harrison Ford played him in 1992’s “Patriot Games” and 1994’s “Clear and Present Danger,” and Ben Affleck played Ryan in 2002’s “The Sum of All Fears.”

Producer Mace Neufield revealed that it was not an origins story, it would not be based on a Tom Clancy novel, and that, in reference to the movie’s starting point, “We pick him up while he’s on Wall Street.”

Now Pajiba have some more news on the plot of the film that is currently bein called Moscow (I reckon that will change):

The movie will pick up with the Jack Ryan not long after his stint in the Marines, before he’s joined the CIA, while he’s a Wall Street stock broker, an occupation that will play heavily into the script. In the Clancy novels, Jack Ryan was a successful financial analyst in Baltimore for Merrill Lynch. In the new movie, he will have transplanted to Moscow to continue his financial advising, not for Merill Lynch (which has been absorbed by Bank of America), but for a billionaire employer. It is that billionaire employer who eventually sets Jack Ryan up to take the fall for terrorist plot designed to collapse the U.S. economy.

After that, 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.

Sounds like a nice little plot and Pine should be good as Ryan. I think a lot depends on who they get to play the bad guy and his wife. Any suggestions?

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