Producer Mace Neufeld, who has been with the Jack Ryan series since The Hunt for Red October, provided an update on the status of the next entry in the franchise to Steve who is at the press junket today for the upcoming Clint Eastwood film Invictus starring Matt Damon. Set to Star Chris Pine as the 4th Mr. Ryan (following Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck), Neufeld said that while the story will skew young for Pine, it will not be an origin story.
According to Neufeld, the story picks up with Ryan on Wall Street (the home of all great heroes!) although he didn’t elaborate beyond that point. Neufeld did point out that what separates the Jack Ryan franchise from most others is that “they’re kind of thinking man’s thrillers,” and Ryan’s skills is in seeing ahead three steps to reach conclusions before everybody else. Hopefully that will translate into an exciting film and will show others (*cough*Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons*cough*) how it’s done.
Check out the full transcript after the jump.