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JUDE/FOUR FEATHERS Screenwriter To Pen Paramount’s Next Jack Ryan Thriller!!

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Hossein Amini, Oscar-nominated for his “Wings Of A Dove” screenplay a decade ago, will pen the next installment of the movie series following CIA man Jack Ryan. The new movie appears to be yet another reboot with no relationship to the stories depicted in “The Hunt For Red October,” “Patriot Games,” “Clear and Present Danger” and “The Sum of All Fears.” Amini also scripted “Jude” and “The Four Feathers.” Find all of the Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.

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  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:23 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    ...and then realizes there's no way in hell they'd call him for this.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:42 a.m. CST

    *crickets chirp*

    by Mullah Omar

    There you go execs, feel the excitement of the masses...

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Gawd, I love that trailer voice!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Best voice over speaker in the history of mankind.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Ben Affleck

    by Huelya

    I'mt not a fan of his, but I really like "Sum of all fears". So I wouldn't mind, if he would play Jack Ryan again. But I would still prefer Harrison Ford ;-)

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 3 a.m. CST

    In a World

    by xevoid

    Where the Sum of All Fears are Watching the Patriot Game...YOU ARE THERE

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 3:07 a.m. CST

    When will we get a Without Remorse move?????

    by MrClark

    I'm a huge Clancy fan and loved all the Ryan novels. Hated Afflecks incarnation. The one thing I've wanted forever was a Without Remorse movie. John Kelly/Clark was IMO the much more interesting character and should really be brought to the big screen. Liev Schrieber's work in SOAF as Clark was probably the best part of the hole movie for me.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Ditto on Sum of All Fears

    by grandadmiralsnackbar

    Affleck, eh. But the rest of the movie was very, very effective. The Cold War stare-down routine, Freeman, Goldsmith's score. That was a movie's movie, a glossy, but very good big budget studio picture. Why the fuck are they hiring the hack that ruined The Four Feathers with its political correctness and it's anti-Imperialist revisionist bullshit. Great, I can't wait for the African tribesman to lead Jack Ryan on a visionquest using some sort of root-based drug and heavy drumming.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 3:28 a.m. CST

    The Sum of All Yawns

    by Trancer

    Really? How about something remotely interesting.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Ben Affleck = worst Jack Ryan ever

    by Mr. Moe

    Sum of all Fears was a good movie that was crippled by Affleck. Ford>Baldwin>>>>>>>>Affleck

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 4 a.m. CST

    Didn't Harrison Ford recently say...

    by Droid

    He'd like to play President Jack Ryan? Why not run with that? And get Noyce back.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan

    by kwisatzhaderach

    One of the worst casting decisions in cinema history. The Hunt For Red October and Clear and Present Danger are great films btw. Danger looks like a masterpiece compared to the shit served up by today's hacks.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 5:05 a.m. CST

    What's with the Affleck Hatred?

    by MajorMajorMajor

    The Sum of All Fears was a decent enough entry in the series, a little bland perhaps, but Affleck was pretty good as a wet-behind-the-ears earlier incarnation of Ryan. Must admit I'd like to see Philip Noyce direct another one though. Clear and Present Danger is a superior thriller that, unlike most, assumes it's audience to be intelligent.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Noyce. Ford. Neufeld/Rehme.

    by CaseyMcCall

    Affleck is an ok actor. He's just no Jack Ryan. Ford should've been the go to guy for new Ryan films. No matter what Clancy thinks.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 6:15 a.m. CST

    I've always thought

    by Mr. Lahey

    James Cameron could pull off Without Remorse the way it deserves.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 6:30 a.m. CST


    by Arcangel2020

    Yawn I am underwhelmed by hearing/reading this info... Always enjoyed Tom Clany's Novels that dealt with Jack Ryan...but each and EVERY movie made from the Books have been god-fucking-awful!! Each movie (yes, even the ones with Harrison Ford in them) were totally miscast and the storylines were completely butchered and totally not worth watching

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:20 a.m. CST

    I actually enjoyed the first three

    by superfleish76

    Yes, they have to pair down the story significantly, but those novels are all long and complex. I didn't like Sum of All Fears, though. Maybe because it was my favorite book of the series, but it was such a pale shadow of the original story. And Affleck was pretty badly miscast.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:51 a.m. CST

    "What's With the ______ Hatred?"

    by Aquatarkusman

    I can almost here the plaintive, nasal whining through my computer screen.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Jon Hamm IS Jack Ryan

    by Sean38

    Enough said.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST

    How embarrassing. Can't they just give it up?

    by Snake Foreskin

    It's not like the last one made any money anyway. And they've gone through so many actors as it is. This isn't James Bond, people. And he keeps getting younger. Who are they going to get now - Shia LeBouf?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:16 a.m. CST

    The machine is still on, Moira!

    by Tin Snoman

    Without Remorse was an awesome book and it would make an awesome movie. That is all.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:31 a.m. CST

    So..Affleck couldn't kill Ryan. Maybe we will see a ..

    by ev1ldead

    decent Daredevil flick in a few years.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:33 a.m. CST

    For the reboot...

    by ducki3x

    ...can they mix it up a bit and give us a sassy, teenage Asian American lesbian as Jack Ryan? Or maybe go deep into Ryan's past and do it Look Who's Talking-style? Seriously, the suits don't seem to thrilled with everything else they've chucked at the series...

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Affleck should do it toupee-less

    by Dick Bahls

    Affleck sinks any project he's involved with in front of the camera. He is box office poison personified. Anyone who asks "why all the Affleck hatred?", this is your answer. He's a sucky actor who also has zero charisma. The studios tried to make a silk purse from a sow's ear with this one, and turned everyone off. They were looking for an American actor who basically could just fit the suit. Subsequently the've wisened up and also hired many foreign born actors for these kinds of leading men roles, with great success. That's why his great bud Matt Damon stays as far away from him as he can.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Are They Stil Considering Gosling?

    by Crow3711

    I really hope so. He could do a good thinking mans Jack Ryan, not stupid Ben Affleck. I want to see a real actor play him again.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    And Jon Hamm?

    by Crow3711

    Why are all these loser fanboys literally jerking off to this guy the last few weeks. It's every TB, "Hamm IS Superman" "Hamm IS Ryan" No, he isn't. he's literally no one. He's been great on two seasons of one show, and had the absolutely worst part in a shitty sci-fi movie last week. This guy is no one special boys. He doesn't even look cool. Get a grip.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Don't "reboot" a movie that's SIX FUCKING YEARS OLD!!!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Not that I liked The Sum Of All Fears, but wasn't that supposed to be a reboot of the Ryan franchise? Now they're doing it...again? Just like The Hulk and The Punisher, maybe they just plain CAN'T call "do-over!" again.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    And Paul Blart: Mall Cop should play Ryan

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST


    by ArcadianDS

    Start the movie with Ford, end with the "DAD! DONT EAT THE COOKIES. DEMS IS FER SANTA!!" kid.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Affleck gets shit on

    by I Dunno

    like a Taiwan prostitute. I don't see what's so bad about the guy. I mean, I wouldn't take his load but I think he's a decent actor and he has more Oscars than I do. And I respect that even back when he was big, in the Armageddon/Good Will Hunting days, he still did Kevin Smith's little goofy films.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST


    by enderandrew

    He has made plenty of bad movies (Reindeer Games) but listening to him in interviews and commentary tracks, he seems like a pretty likable fellow. And given his performance in Chasing Amy, it is evident he can act in the right circumstances. I really don't understate the hate. And I thought Clancy went on record saying Affleck was he favorite hands down, so he wrote a new Jack Ryan prequel book specifically with Affleck in mind (named Red Rabbit or something like that). Frankly, I don't think any of the haters here have 1% of the talent of a guy who directed Gone, Baby Gone and wrote Good Will Hunting.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Jon Hamm backlash = TDK backlash

    by Thrillho77

    Don't worry, everyone - they are BOTH as great as you think!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 6:42 p.m. CST

    I don't hate Affleck.

    by Orbots Commander

    I think he's a crappy actor with zero screen charisma, but he's director with promise that can improve. I listened to a commentary track he did and he sounds like an amiable, nice guy, not some Hollywood jerk-off. But that doesn't change my opinion that he's a worse actor than even Keanu Reeves, aka The Human Redwood.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:03 p.m. CST

    This series has been so mishandled

    by Charlie_Allnut

    Hunt for Red October was the only one that got it right. That said I thought Sum of All Fears was a good movie, and Affleck was surprisingly alright in it. That said I don't think he is the best choice for Ryan. The series should be kept in the Cold War where it belongs. Plus I think Clancy fucked up by making Ryan a higher and higher rank and ultimately President. It took the series out of the realm of possibility and into fantasy. What I really want to see is a Without Remorse adaptation. Mr. Clark is the fucking shit.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Always hated what Clancy said...

    by MurderMostFowl

    He said that Affleck was the Jack Ryan he always wanted to portray and that Harrison Ford was all wrong. <BR>I haven't read a Tom Clancy book since. Call me weird, but I *always* envisioned Jack Ryan as the Harrison Ford type. When Patriot Games came out, I just about died, thinking it couldn't have been more perfect. <BR> Ford is too old now, I'll give that. I know it's heresy , but I still think that Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger are superior to Red October. I'll even say the movie C&PD is better than the *book*.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:17 p.m. CST

    bring back fat baldwin!

    by shogunshin