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2008-05-27 12:49:49 PM
You mean take back the role of Jack Ryan. Or maybe Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger were a bit before your time, subby?
 
2008-05-27 01:12:32 PM
Alec Baldwin shakes fist in anger!

/Ford was the better Ryan anyway.
 
2008-05-27 01:34:16 PM
Wait, which Clancy book are they doing now? I don't think there is another good one to turn into a movie.
 
2008-05-27 01:40:57 PM
xenophon10k: You mean take back the role of Jack Ryan.

And then Alec Baldwin can take it back from him.
 
2008-05-27 01:41:23 PM
GAT_00: Wait, which Clancy book are they doing now? I don't think there is another good one to turn into a movie.

I loved Executive Orders, but that would probably make one hell of a boring movie. Plus, you'd have to do some tapdancing to explain the events leading up to Ryan becoming president, and I think the world can do without a Debt of Honor movie.
 
2008-05-27 01:41:48 PM
GAT_00: Wait, which Clancy book are they doing now? I don't think there is another good one to turn into a movie.

I want Rainbow 6 to be made into a movie sooooooooo badly
 
2008-05-27 01:58:11 PM
HulkHands: I want Rainbow 6 to be made into a movie sooooooooo badly

Rainbox 6 isn't a Ryan book though, so it wouldn't be that one. It wouldn't be bad, but I don't see a movie getting made that has a kid in a wheelchair getting shot.

Brad_Will: I loved Executive Orders, but that would probably make one hell of a boring movie. Plus, you'd have to do some tapdancing to explain the events leading up to Ryan becoming president, and I think the world can do without a Debt of Honor movie.

Yeah, I don't see that one going over well. I'm not even sure they would agree to either of those just because of the plane into the Capitol thing.

If they really are doing another Ryan movie, it would have to be either Cardinal of the Kremlin or Red Rabbit. Personally, I think Red Storm Rising or Bear and the Dragon would be more fun.
 
2008-05-27 02:01:06 PM
Subby: Harrison Ford may fark Ben Affleck, take over roll role of Jack Ryan

Sorry...Pet peeve.
 
2008-05-27 02:31:56 PM
I don't think I want to watch a sex scene with Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck, even if Clancy wrote it.
 
2008-05-27 02:45:20 PM
GAT_00: Rainbox 6 isn't a Ryan book though, so it wouldn't be that one. It wouldn't be bad, but I don't see a movie getting made that has a kid in a wheelchair getting shot.

Man, I haven't read that in forever. Is that when the sniper purposely shoots the guy in the liver so he bleeds out and dies slowly?
 
2008-05-27 02:47:37 PM
GAT_00: Bear and the Dragon would be more fun.

Heh. I'm sure the US government would love a movie about Russia and China invading one another.
 
2008-05-27 02:50:51 PM
Has Harrison Ford contracted Shatneritis? What's with him trying to revisit all his old roles? Nest thing you know, he'll be trying to talk Lucas into doing "American Graffitti III." Can't he just stay home with his pencil, er, wife and age gracefully?
 
2008-05-27 02:53:41 PM
HulkHands: Man, I haven't read that in forever. Is that when the sniper purposely shoots the guy in the liver so he bleeds out and dies slowly?

No, at the amusement park, the terrorist decide to shoot a little girl in a wheelchair to prove they are serious.
 
2008-05-27 03:00:40 PM
GAT_00: No, at the amusement park, the terrorist decide to shoot a little girl in a wheelchair to prove they are serious.

Yeh, then the Rainbow sniper gets PO'ed and shoots the guy in the liver?
 
2008-05-27 03:16:46 PM
HulkHands: Yeh, then the Rainbow sniper gets PO'ed and shoots the guy in the liver?

Oh yeah, he does that after the terrorists shoot the kid.
 
2008-05-27 03:44:43 PM
putting ALFAK! in was a mistake, Jack Ryan wasn't a spring chicken and Harrison Ford seems to be the same age of the character in the book.

Tom Clancy the guy wrote some great books then went shiatty - all these co-authored crapfests
 
2008-05-27 03:50:48 PM
Someone better tell Jimmy Kimmel. he's not one for sloppy seconds.
 
2008-05-27 04:45:48 PM
Brad_Will: GAT_00: Wait, which Clancy book are they doing now? I don't think there is another good one to turn into a movie.

I loved Executive Orders, but that would probably make one hell of a boring movie. Plus, you'd have to do some tapdancing to explain the events leading up to Ryan becoming president, and I think the world can do without a Debt of Honor movie.


it'd be easy to do. just fictionalize that 3 other planes hit the capitol building, white house, and that florida grade school on 9/11.
 
2008-05-27 04:48:59 PM
"The Ryan films, the Tom Clancy films were, I thought, worth re-exploring again, but I wasn't a huge fan of the book on which the last one was based. I think they made a cracking good shot at it and I think Ben Affleck is a very, very talented."

When did Harrison Ford become British and delusional?
 
2008-05-27 04:49:02 PM
Suck it Ford. The Hunt For Red October is by far the best Jack Ryan film to date.

/Yes, even with Connery's Scottish Russian.
//Shome thingsh in heare don't react well to bullitch.
 
2008-05-27 04:49:28 PM
R6 has been optioned for a movie, and RSR was twice, the first time with some preliminary scene shots and army meanuvers by the German Army in the can (not much, but a bit) as I recall.
 
2008-05-27 04:54:36 PM
Man On Fire: Brad_Will: GAT_00: Wait, which Clancy book are they doing now? I don't think there is another good one to turn into a movie.

I loved Executive Orders, but that would probably make one hell of a boring movie. Plus, you'd have to do some tapdancing to explain the events leading up to Ryan becoming president, and I think the world can do without a Debt of Honor movie.

it'd be easy to do. just fictionalize that 3 other planes hit the capitol building, white house, and that florida grade school on 9/11.


That doesn't explain the whole Japanese backstory, unless you change that as well, and by that point you've just managed to redo Fahrenheit 9/11 with Harrison Ford. I'll pass on that shiat.

/watched 20 minutes of Ben Affleck, knew the movie was garbage
//it wasn't Affleck that was the problem
 
2008-05-27 05:14:12 PM
Without Remorse would be the easiest one to turn into a movie (and I know it isn't a Ryan book). Good story, and who wouldn't love to see the backstory of "Clark". Cardinal of the Kremilin is too dated to be done into a book at this point (SDI, Soviet Union, meh).

Debt of Honor would be difficult. Japan just isn't as sexy. Instead of them you would have to use China (the tainted products or medicine could replace the car issue in the book). Of course you run into the same problem as the offending the China lobby. They need to screw political correctness to do it properly (that is partially what ruined the Sum of All Fears by changing middle eastern terrorist to neo-nazis WTF). Of course if they later decided to make the Bear and the Dragon they would have to make alterations.

Rainbow 6 would be wonderful. I would hope they would suck it up and show the graphic violence and shocking victims I would expect in anti-terrorist action. I think the environmental lobby would shiat bricks being negatively painted as terrorists which is again an issue given the viewpoint of most of Hollywood types. Perhaps they would change the environmental wackos to pharmaceutical companies developing a disease to spread so they can then cure it. Everyone hates big Pharma so it is a nice scapegoat since we know all environmentalist are pure souls looking out for our own good.
 
2008-05-27 05:17:08 PM
Liev Schreiber as Clark in Without Remorse, until then, meh. Affleck was good in Fears but everyone else in that movie was much better. Affleck must be ripping a page out of Tom Cruise´s playbook.
 
2008-05-27 05:18:59 PM
The Sum of all Gigli
 
2008-05-27 05:29:41 PM
mr_sinister_31: //Shome thingsh in heare don't react well to bullitch.

Thank you.
 
2008-05-27 05:43:03 PM
They ought to get someone younger and hipper to play Jack Ryan like Dane Cook or Shia LeBoeuf.
 
2008-05-27 05:43:41 PM
he's old & needs to retire. now.
 
2008-05-27 05:44:43 PM
Ford is in good enough shape to do it. In that scene from Indiana Jones IV where they were scrunning him down, that did not look like the body of a 65 year old man. Most 30 year old guys can only dream of being that buff.

Winstrol.....does the body good.
 
2008-05-27 05:46:39 PM
Good. Affleck is a joke.
 
2008-05-27 06:06:15 PM
Ben Affleck wants to be Harrison Ford more than I want to be Rose McGowan's panty shields.

It's not happening, Affleck.
 
2008-05-27 06:09:23 PM
mmm, Jack Ryan Roll.
 
2008-05-27 06:48:18 PM
I'd love to see another Jack Ryan movie, and I think Ford would do great for one of the later novels, but I agree I don't see how any of the novels would make a good stand-alone movie. Executive Orders was good, but I don't see it being made now. Certainly not made right.

Without Remorse would be great, particularly since it is more or less a stand-alone story. But Ford couldn't really do that one.
 
2008-05-27 07:14:15 PM
Without Remorse from IMDb. It's somewhere down the pipes.

What I want to know is why the hell Red Storm Rising was never turned into a movie. It could be four hours for all I care, I want to see that one on the big screen.
 
2008-05-27 07:15:09 PM
Cornwell: What I want to know is why the hell Red Storm Rising was never turned into a movie. It could be four hours for all I care, I want to see that one on the big screen

Agreed. But 1980s-era Cold War movies sadly went out of style with... the 1980s.
 
2008-05-27 07:26:25 PM
Churchill2004: Agreed. But 1980s-era Cold War movies sadly went out of style with... the 1980s.

I dunno... we may be far enough beyond the end of the Cold War that it could be a viable topic again. I mean, it's been almost 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall; I don't think it would've worked in, say, 1995, but it just might in 2010.
 
2008-05-27 07:41:31 PM
I agree with the folks voting for Without Remorse. It's just so much more "stand-alone" than the other books. It's also the logical place to start if you wanted to really relaunch the series and do the entire set.

You just get younger actors, then age them with makeup a bit.

/Patriot Games was quite a good movie.
 
2008-05-27 07:55:44 PM
Without Remorse was my favorite Clancy novel, by far.

But if Ford wants to relaunch Ryan, that's not really the best place...considering he's like, 17 in it.
 
2008-05-27 08:19:03 PM
take over roll of Jack Ryan

Which 'roll'? Sourdough? French? A roll in the hay?

Oh...you meant 'role'
 
2008-05-27 08:21:30 PM
Again, it can't be said enough - Without Remorse, and quickly please. Jack Ryan is a great character but it is time to move on and tell the story of Snake. It can only lead to a (hopefully) proper edition of Rainbow Six, which would be great. I can read Clancy for days and even manage to filter out the wife when I get really into it.
 
2008-05-27 08:21:39 PM
Isn't the more important question is the roll Thora Birch, and her voluminous rack will be playing in the reprisal?
 
2008-05-27 08:43:36 PM
From Wikipedia:

A movie version of Without Remorse is tentatively scheduled for a 2008 release, and a movie version of Rainbow Six is scheduled for a 2010 release.
 
2008-05-27 09:15:55 PM
OpenXor: "The Ryan films, the Tom Clancy films were, I thought, worth re-exploring again, but I wasn't a huge fan of the book on which the last one was based. I think they made a cracking good shot at it and I think Ben Affleck is a very, very talented."

When did Harrison Ford become British and delusional?


Thank you. Who the fark in the US says "cracking good shot?
 
2008-05-27 09:19:18 PM
Please please let Without Remorse not suck...what an awesome book...

Willlllllem Dafoe was a good Clark.

/decompression chamber kill ftw
 
2008-05-27 09:22:28 PM
Harrison Ford IS Jack Ryan
 
2008-05-27 09:23:41 PM
So.... who'll take over the pitch and yaw of Jack Ryan?
 
2008-05-27 09:56:20 PM
Sum of all Fears was eh..so-so, but I hated all the plot-butchering. Liev Schreiber was a kick-ass Clark.

I would be super-excited to see Rainbow 6 or Cardinal of the Kremlin as the next movie. Bear and the Dragon would be neat too, but since that book was damn near a million pages long, I think a lot of story would have to be compressed/edited out. Which could lead to a Sum of all Fears-esque suckiness.

/way more than I wanted to write
//Ford is Jack Ryan
 
2008-05-27 10:09:31 PM
Did anyone else think that Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country kind of ripped off Red Storm Rising?
 
2008-05-27 10:15:09 PM
Cornwell: Without Remorse from IMDb. It's somewhere down the pipes.

What I want to know is why the hell Red Storm Rising was never turned into a movie. It could be four hours for all I care, I want to see that one on the big screen.


by the time it was popular enough to be considered it was also dated, same reason half of Clancy's good books never got made. He was really good at the cold war thriller. The USSR going belly up made his stories obsolete as soon as the first chunks of the wall started hitting the ground.

Besides it was too complicated to boil down into a coherent 2 hour movie.
 
2008-05-27 10:43:35 PM
submitter: Harrison Ford may fark Ben Affleck, take over rollbiscuit of Jack Ryan

Makes more sense now.
 
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