Since playing Aragorn in Lord of the Rings trilogy, actor Viggo Mortensen has been extremely cautious about what roles he would accept, choosing to work with director David Cronenberg on movies like A History of Violence and Eastern Promises. After shooting the 2009 apocalyptic drama The Road, Mortensen revealed he wanted to take a break from acting, and once he returned, he turned down role after role in projects like The Man of Steel, Snow White and the Huntsman and Enders Game. Explaining this is only to say that when Mortensen accepts a role, it's likely that it's going to be good if not at least interesting, and a year ago the actor accepted a role in the upcoming thriller The Two Faces of January, which is finally moving forward with the addition of Oscar Isaac. more about The Two Faces of January >> Posted 07.01.12 by Ryan
If there's one thing that this summer has revealed so far about comic book movies is that not every superhero is treated equally. While Marvel Studio's Thor placed first at the domestic box office for two weeks in a row, eventually earning $437 million in worldwide box office, Green Lantern wasn't as fortunate, earning well below its $200 million budget after two weeks of release.
While DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. aren't entirely sure about moving forward with Green Lantern 2, Marvel is committing to Thor 2, with Marvel president Kevin Feige revealing at the Thor press junket that screenwriter Don Payne was "working on story ideas for a Part Two," (after previously admitting that a Thor sequel was in the works) and have found a place for it on its upcoming slate. when is Thor 2 arriving? >> Posted 06.30.11 by Ryan
The competition between Universal Studios' Snow White and the Huntsman and Relativity Media's Untitled Snow White Project (formerly titled The Brothers Grimm: Snow White) rolls on.
After a month of schedule wrangling between the two, Relativity won the release date chess match by placing its Snow White movie into a March release date (months before Snow White and the Huntsman's June 1 bow), allowing director Tarsem Singh (The Cell) less than 10 months to shoot and edit the adventure comedy in time for its release. So Relativity's announcement that Singh will start shooting the movie on June 20 comes as no surprise. Snow White and the Huntsman gets a fresh script >> Posted 06.15.11 by Ryan
Producer Mace Neufeld has worked on all four Jack Ryan movies — The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, A Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears — and will also be working on the fifth, currently untitled installment.
With Houssein Amani finished with a draft of the screenplay, and Adam Koxac working on another, Neufeld told Collider why the fifth movie had to be based on an original concept and not a Tom Clancy novel.
We ran out of books ... Red Rabbit was the last one and we just couldn't seem to get a script out of that one. Paramount wanted to restart the franchise. We had done that once before with Ben Affleck but they didn't make a film right after that because Ben got involved with some other film that didn't do well. Things quieted down. The new management came into Paramount and they said, "This is a really valuable franchise. Let's try to restart it with a younger actor." The Chris Pine idea came up and hopefully that’s what we'll be doing.
Neufeld stayed quiet on the plot of the fifth movie, though he did reveal that the story will start "when [Ryan]'s on Wall Street." Neufeld is currently waiting for Koxac's screenplay, which will arrive on January 3, 2010, and Neufeld says the rest of the story will be up to the writer.
Write what you want and then we'll fight with the studio.... It all starts with the writer. It really does. The Jack Ryan movies have never been action films. They're kind of "thinking man's thrillers". Posted 12.07.09 by Ryan
Though we don't see him much these days, for a few years Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan had a great run onscreen. Alec Baldwin was the first actor to play the role in The Hunt for Red October. Then Harrison Ford had a good run as Ryan in Patriot Games and A Clear and present Danger. It all came to an end, though, when Ben Affleck's The Sum of All Fears finished off the franchise.
But since Clancy's books and video games are still selling strong, Variety reports that Paramount Pictures wants to reboot the franchise and is negotiating with Star Trek's Chris Pine to play the Ryan role. Hossein Amini wrote the script for the reboot based on an original concept. No director has been named since Sam Raimi left the project.
Before Pine starts work on a Ryan movie or Star Trek 2, he'll be busy with another movie he is negotiating with Paramount to star in, The Art of Making Money. Money will follow Pine as a master counterfeiter in Chicago and is set to start production early next year. Posted 10.14.09 by Ryan
With Sam Raimi being too busy with the upcoming Drag Me to Hell and Spider-Man 4 to continue working on the new Jack Ryan movie, Paramount is still moving forward with the Tom Clancy franchise. Screenwriter Hossein Amini, known for period pieces Wings of the Dove and 2009's Shanghai is set to write an original story, not an adaptation of a Clancy novel.
No casting decision on who will play Ryan has been announced. With Ben Affleck being the last to play Ryan, who do you think should be next? Posted 12.22.08 by Ryan