Jack Ryan Series Gets A New Screenwriter
Published: September 19, 2010 - 11:25pm
Paramount Pictures has attached screenwriter Anthony Peckham to the fourth go-around of the Jack Ryan spy thriller series. The film adaptations of Tom Clancy's books have made nearly $800 million dollars worldwide so far and there is still quite a bit of untapped material from which the studio can pick from.
At this point not much is known about the movie's setting other than it takes place primarily in Russia and involves terrorists. So far Chris Pine will play the lead role of Jack Ryan and Jack Bender (Lost) will direct. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mace Neufeld are producing.
Peckham comes with a varied but well received resume: Invictus, Sherlock Holmes and The Book of Eli being three of the more recent scripts he has fully written or worked on. The script was previously worked on by Adam Cozad who had retrofitted a stand alone script titled Dubai to fit Jack Ryan. No word on if they will be using any of that story line.
The movie, tentatively titled Moscow, is hoping to shoot later this year or early 2011. Anything later than that could push into the shooting schedule planned for Pine's involvement with Star Trek 2.