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Old 05-27-2008, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default Can Ford Resurrect Jack Ryan Too?

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Now that Harrison Ford is back on the screen as Indiana Jones it’s time to start wondering if there are any other past roles the actor might return to. The folks over at Cinema Blend recently got their hands on a scoop that Ford is being sought after to return to the screen as Jack Ryan.

Now we’ve gotten something in the way of independent confirmation on this rumor, from an entirely different, well-placed source. It seems there is indeed talk of getting Harrison back as Ryan, but there’s opposition as well. Our source tells us, “Mace Neufeld, who produces the series, is the one gunning for Harrison to return to the role but Paramount aren’t interested - they still think a younger face is the way to go. Mace pesters them every few months about giving the role back to Ford - Lorenzo is also open to the idea - but the studio don’t want it.”

What do you think? Would you rather see Ford return to the series or have a younger face step in? Ryan Gosling has been rumored to fill the Ryan shoes for a while now.
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:24 PM   #2
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I just don't think ANY Jack Ryan films need to be made anymore. Regardless of who might be the titular character.

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Because like so many of the projects Hollywood has a nostalgic hard on for...

They don't and won't translate that well in 2009 in my humble opinion.

The Jack Ryan stories are jingoistic, hardcore Right-Wing, Tom Clancy stories that arose from the Cold War '80s, and post-Cold War '90s. I know the movies are very lose adaptations, but they wear their politics on their sleeves in every single movie; America is good, everybody else is bad. Specifically minorities like Chinese, Koreans, South Americans and even Native Americans (Sum of All Fears) are the main bad guys in TC stories.

Bond is much more neutral in its treatment of bad guys in a post-9/11 world (IMO) because the bad guys are more or less exaggerated versions of guys you want to hate: The cocky CEO with a huge house, sixty cars and fifty women at his beckon call. These movies play on the establishment vs. the common man rather than nation vs. nation, or race.
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:40 PM   #3
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I agree.

They need to let this franchise die a semi-respectable death.

Without Remorse is still a go though, isn't it? It's not Ryan, but I think it's the last Clancy novel they should make.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:14 PM   #4
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I'd like to see some form of Without Remorse greenlit. It does not remotely need to involve the Jack Ryan character.

I didn't realize the previous Ryan films were so right-wing? I guess all those old war movies where the Americans prevail are right-wing too? Probably all those westerns where Indians and Mexicans are killed too. My collection is going to be seriously thinned when these films are banned under the liberal pc can't-we-all-get-along regime.

I could see Debt of Honor re-worked with China as the new villain instead of Japan. If China bans the film, maybe Hong Kong won't turn out so many bootleg copies.


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Old 05-27-2008, 11:27 PM   #5
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Sure he could resurrect Jack. Maybe John Book from Witness as well. The Fugitive could use a sequel. Hell, go for broke and bring back Han Solo.. It'll be like one big Harrison Ford going away party!!!
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:07 AM   #6
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Sure he could resurrect Jack. Maybe John Book from Witness as well. The Fugitive could use a sequel. Hell, go for broke and bring back Han Solo.. It'll be like one big Harrison Ford going away party!!!
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:23 AM   #7
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One book from Clancy i would love to read is "Without remorse" John Kelly/Mr. Clark on fights against drugdealers Navy Seals wy. I remember reading that book many years ago, and couldn't let it off my hands before end...
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:45 AM   #8
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Sam Rami is bringing back Jack Ryan, I thought?

Personally, I have no problem with bringing back Jack Ryan. I am a big fan of espionage films and it would be easy enough to place Jack Ryan in a modern environment and have the stories reflect the current climate.

The trick is not to make Ryan such an insufferable one-dimensional goody-two-shoes. The original films weren't that right-wing though, there's even corruption in the White House in Clear and Present.


I think, however, they should find a new Ryan. As much as I like Harrison Ford, it would be like watching Sean Connery trying to recapture the past in Never Say Never Again...

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Old 05-29-2008, 01:24 AM   #9
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Tom Clancey and hollywood don't get along at all. He has hated every film that was made from one of his books.
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:27 AM   #10
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Tom Clancey and hollywood don't get along at all. He has hated every film that was made from one of his books.
Hate might be a strong word... he seems to love the money side of the relationship.
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