Paramount Moves Chris Pine towards ‘Star Trek 2,’ Shelves Jack Ryan
Chris Pine’s upcoming reboot of the Jack Ryan series will be put on a temporary hiatus while Paramount moves Pine towards their other immensely popular reboot: Star Trek 2.
Paramount placed the untitled Jack Ryan project, which had Pine, 30, take the role of CIA operative Jack Ryan in his younger days. The character is based on the popular series of novels by Tom Clancy.
The project has had its share of problems including screenplay issues. At the time of this article, director Jack Bender (TV’s Lost) still does not have a final script.
Pine is taking over from Ben Affleck’s take on the character in The Sum of All Fears. Harrison Ford has had the biggest success as Jack Ryan, playing the role in Clear and Present Danger and Patriot Games in the ’90s. Alec Baldwin also played Ryan in The Hunt for Red October in 1990.
The still untitled sequel to 2009’s Star Trek reboot is expected in the summer of 2012. Some speculate that the date will be moved since production on the film has yet to begin.
Chris Pine’s next feature will be McG’s romantic comedy, This Means War, which will center on two buddies who fall in love with the same girl (Reese Witherspoon). It lands in theaters on Sept. 27.