I thought that I had mentioned that Paramount is looking to reboot their Jack Ryan franchise, but I can’t find any articles about it. The internet must have swallowed it. But yes, Paramount is looking to reboot their Jack Ryan franchise with Chris Pine playing Jack and Kenneth Branagh directing. And now we’re also hearing from Variety that Mr. Branagh is also in talks to play the villain. Double-dipping Ken? Not cool.
This time around, Jack Ryan is an ex-Marine who is working as a financial analyst in Moscow when he discovers a terrorist plot that is designed to destroy the value of the dollar and sink the U.S. economy. I assume the plot is called Quantitative Easing. So now it’s up to Jack to save America and his wife. That’s right, not only is the fate of the global economy on the line, but his wife is also in danger! Personal stakes are high!
Eh, seems like kind of a weak premise. I mean, have these terrorists not been looking around for the last five-ten years? Just leave-well-enough alone and the U.S. economy will implode on its own. Terrorists just have no patience.