JACK RYAN Television Series In The Works With LOST Duo Attached

JACK RYAN Television Series In The Works With LOST Duo Attached

It sounds like Tom Clancy's popular CIA hero Jack Ryan might be making a return much sooner than later, but this time, instead of another big-screen adventure, he's gearing up for a small screen debut.

By RohanPatel - Sep 22, 2015 07:09 PM EST
Filed Under: Jack Ryan
Source: Deadline
Deadline is reporting that Paramount TV and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes are developing a television series based on Tom Clancy's popular CIA hero Jack Ryan with Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and Lost writer Graham Roland attached. No word yet on which network might get the series, but the report adds that the project is currently generating a lot of interest and has many interested parties bidding for its rights.

As for the direction of the show, it's said to not be a direct adaptation of the Clancy novels, but will instead be a "new contemporary take on the character in his prime as a CIA analyst/operative using the novels as source material."

The character of Jack Ryan most recently appeared in 2014's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, played by Chris Pine (Star Trek Byond). He has also been previously portrayed by Alec Baldwin (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation), Harrison Ford (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Ben Affleck (Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice).


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GhostDog
GhostDog - 9/22/2015, 7:48 PM
Hollywood's views on originality:
GhostDog
GhostDog - 9/22/2015, 7:51 PM
Everytime a network or film studio adapts some dead film franchise or old series of books, they says "IT'S A NEW CONTEMPORARY TAKE...." YADA YADA


Can we get something original or a franchise worth adapting and continuing??
SuperCat
SuperCat - 9/22/2015, 7:52 PM
Lhornbk
Lhornbk - 9/22/2015, 8:18 PM
I always thought the novels would work better as miniseries than movies. Most of the novels were just too long for that. So, done right, this could work.

One thing I still hope to see is a movie based on "Without Remorse." I know one was in development, but haven't heard anything recently. It would make a great film, and John Clark makes a better action hero than Jack Ryan.
storyteller
storyteller - 9/22/2015, 8:19 PM
Let me guess, he spends each episode helping out the NYPD solve a crime and has a dark and mysterious past.

There's also this hot partner who he won't have sex with until the 3rd season?
GhostDog
GhostDog - 9/22/2015, 8:37 PM
@storyteller hahahahaha you're psychic


That future sounds about right unfortunately lol
mgeoff88
mgeoff88 - 9/22/2015, 9:54 PM
I was interested in this, but after seeing Michael Bay is involved... I'll pass.
marvelstudios
marvelstudios - 9/22/2015, 11:04 PM
Sounds interesting, i've always like the Jack Ryan movies.
grif
grif - 9/23/2015, 5:09 AM
what a train wreck of a franchise. the movie flops so its time for a show. lmfao
Matador
Matador - 9/23/2015, 5:32 AM
And after ten seasons will just end with a WTF moment.
Bulldawg2014
Bulldawg2014 - 9/23/2015, 5:35 AM
@storyteller I doubt it considering the character from the books has exactly 0 things in common with that description
JorL5150
JorL5150 - 9/23/2015, 5:35 AM
The alec baldwin/harrison ford trilogy was very good.

The affleck ret-con quasi-prequel was only ok as an action movie but makes no sense saddled with the others

The chris pine version was all right.
MercwithMouth
MercwithMouth - 9/23/2015, 7:02 AM
I would've paid to see a sequel to Shadow Recruit. Pine may not be the best actor on the planet, but he's got the charisma to carry a movie. Just need a better script.
sKeemAn
sKeemAn - 9/23/2015, 8:08 AM
Not sure about this one.
blacknumber13
blacknumber13 - 9/23/2015, 8:57 AM
Make it a period piece similar to what the Americans is and follow the books and you will have a hit
smithrox2
smithrox2 - 9/23/2015, 4:02 PM
Really liked Shadow Recruit with Cris Pine and Kevin Costner. Looking forward to this show.
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