Details on the New Jack Ryan Movie – Working Title is MOSCOW

     April 11, 2010


Jack Ryan will be returning under the working title Moscow in the new chapter of the franchise that has Chris Pine set to star.  As you can guess from the title, the film will be set in Russia.  According to Pajiba, Adam Cozad (an unknown writer) has been brought in to rework Hossein Amini’s (The Four Feathers) original draft.  Pajiba went on to give us some updates on the plot:

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.

Hit the jump for more.

The Pajiba article goes on to mention how the new Jack Ryan story seems to have absorbed a lot of the elements of a story titled Dubai.  It’s basically just taken the story of Dubai and embedded Jack Ryan’s character in it and moved it to Moscow.  Dubai was written by Adam Cozen and was sold to Lorenzo Di Bonaventura in 2007.

Personally, I have no issues with this change between Dubai and Moscow.  Jack Ryan has always been like an Indiana Jones or a James Bond, in that as long as you create an adventure/thriller plot and throw him in the middle, it’ll work.  All you need is the charismatic lead, which, after Star Trek, we can all agree Chris Pine is.

For more on the next Jack Ryan movie, here’s Steve’s interview with producer Mace Neufield from a few months back.


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  • undead

    sounds good now go shoot the thing then we will be great

  • Sylentwolf

    I just finished watching 'Patriot Games' and 'Clear and Present Danger,' ON-DEMAND, oh, and on Blu-Ray 'The Hunt For Red October;' those are still great movies to this day.

    I'm actually not looking forward to another chapter of this kind of Jack Ryan, after what they accomplished in 'Sum of All Fears.' Jack Ryan was getting older, and just recently was now getting younger. Is Jack Ryan the new American “007?” Looks like it maybe. If Harrison (Ford) can pull off Indiana Jones 4, he can produce one more “Jack Ryan Classic.” Maybe even Alec Baldwin can make a surprise return for one more. That would be classic.

    I hope this doesn't happen to the 'Bourne' Franchise. I also hope, in a positive way, helps Chris Pine, but I'm not actually that excited about this casting, but I loved 'Star Trek.'

  • squidb8

    Well 007 always knew what he was in for with each assignment. Jack is just the average joe that gets unknowinlgy caught up in nasty situation, that he has to somehow get out of with his part still attached. So it's basically apples to oranges.

  • Rebecca

    Chris Pine is PERFECT as Captain Kirk AND Jack Ryan!

  • The.Watcher

    Well this def can't be worse than that Ben Affleck piece of **** that was Sum of all Fears. God, that movie was awful.

  • Smarterer

    Kid Kirk doesn't fit the part, even if you write it as a young Jack Ryan. Star Trek was okay but I don't think Mr Pine has the acting ability to pull it off. I think they're going to have another Affleck crapfest. It's too bad the studios pick pretty boys to play action film stars. If there were any modern tough guy types around you wouldn't see so many films made by over hill tough guys like Eastwood, Stallone, Gibson or Schwarzenegger (They're getting too old for this sh!t).

  • The Screen Door

    Chris Pine will make a great Jack Ryan… Anything is an improvement on Ben Affleck.

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  • The Screen Door

    Chris Pine will make a great Jack Ryan… Anything is an improvement on Ben Affleck.

    Check out my class project.. a movie review website: