Chris Pine was charismatic and likable in Star Trek, and thanks to some mild acne scars, just not-pretty enough for me to not hate him. Most recently, Variety reports that Pine is in talks to take over as Tom Clancy hero Jack Ryan in a Paramount reboot of the franchise. I just hope he can do as good a job as Rod Hardfellow did in Queer and Pleasant Danger. Pine will have some big shoes to fill, and gaping buttholes.
Alec Baldwin originated the character in 1990’s “The Hunt for Red October,” Harrison Ford played him in 1992’s “Patriot Games” and 1994’s “Clear and Present Danger,” and Ben Affleck played Ryan in 2002’s “The Sum of All Fears.” The studio and producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mace Neufeld are working with a script draft by Hossein Amini, based on an original concept.
This is really exciting news because Chris Pine might maybe play a character in a movie as yet to be determined. And it’s from the producer of G.I. Joe and the upcoming Asteroids movie, so you know it’s going to be good. As long as they find a director and a budget and a script and a place to shoot it and some other actors. Really, I don’t see what could go wrong.