Variety announced this morning that Paramount and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura are anxiously awaiting the first draft of the “Untitled Tom Clancy Project” from screenwriter Hossein Amini (”Jude”, ”Killshot”) – and yes, George Clooney’s still expressing interest in playing Jack Ryan.
Just over twelve months ago, it was announced that “Spider-Man” director Sam Raimi was looking to follow in John McTiernan, Phil Noyce & Phil Alden Robinson’s footsteps and develop a chapter (or two) in the Jack Ryan franchise. Unfortunately, it never got beyond the discussion stage, largely because of Raimi’s commitment to the web-slinger.
â€œI was chasing [that gig] because I love that character so muchâ€, the filmmaker says of the Tom Clancy-created CIA analyst character last seen in 2002â€™s â€œThe Sum of All Fearsâ€. â€œI really wanted to treat him seriously and deliver a grade-A Tom Clancy thriller. But then they wanted to make Spider-Man 4, so I couldnâ€™t make it.
“But I love those movies, I still have [the first films â€“ The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger] on video-tape actually. I loved [Alec] Baldwin and Harrison Ford. Those films are so consistently well-made â€“ I liked them better than some of the James Bond movies.â€
But “Spider-Man 4″, says Raimi, was just an offer too good to refuse.
â€˜â€™I love the character â€“ I love Spider-man, but I really love Peter Parker. I think I can do a good job, if not a better job, than Iâ€™ve done before. I really feel like I know the character in a way I havenâ€™t been able to put on film just yetâ€
Raimi, who requested â€œa lot of creative controlâ€ on the new sequel, says heâ€™s currently â€œworking with the writer and trying to get the script in shape, talking about casting and the visual effects and the story. We start shooting in February next yearâ€.
Raimi said he’d love to see some other Marvel characters introduced into the “Spider-Man” universe at some stage – Frank Castle/The Punisher being one – but believes there’d be too much red-tape to unstick to get it done.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.