Screenwriter Steve Zaillian (American Gangster) is set to re-write the script for the upcoming Jack Ryan reboot starring Chris Pine. According to Deadline, the film (previously titled Moscow) is not based on any of author Tom Clancy’s previous books. When we last heard about the film, it was reported that the plot would have Ryan working as an analyst for a Russian billionaire but having to go on the run after being implicated in a terrorist plot. Paramount hopes to start production on the film later this year with Lost director Jack Bender at the helm. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing.
Zaillian previously wrote the screenplay for the Jack Ryan film Clear and Present Danger starring Harrison Ford. Zaillian recently penned the scripts for Moneyball and David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. He was also recently hired to rewrite the remake the thriller Timecrimes.