Jack Ryan Reboot Stalled; ‘Star Trek 2′ Moving Forward

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:29 pm,

Chris Pine is already the new flavor of James Tiberius Kirk in the Star Trek universe, and remains set to become the next incarnation of CIA analyst Jack Ryan in a reboot movie tentatively titled Moscow. The latter might not happen for a while now, since Paramount has understandably decided that Star Trek 2 is more of a priority for the time being.

Continuing issues with the Moscow script have encouraged studio officials to scrap their plans of releasing the reboot next year. They will instead focus on getting the next voyage of the USS Enterprise underway in time to make its scheduled Summer 2012 release date.

Oscar-winner Steve Zaillian was recruited to rework the Moscow screenplay almost two months ago, but Deadline says he withdrew from the project sometime over the last two weeks. Zaillian also penned Clear and Present Danger, and also did uncredited work on Patriot Games; however, Moscow is the first Jack Ryan flick not based on material previously written by Tom Clancy. The lack of a narrative template to follow (or be inspired by) may in part account for the reboot’s script issues.

The indefinite delaying of Moscow frees up Chris Pine to work next on Star Trek 2, which we know does not yet have a complete screenplay. J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of the franchise was popular enough for Paramount to justify a commitment to finance the sequel script unseen.

Star Trek Sequel Jack Ryan Reboot Stalled; Star Trek 2 Moving Forward

J.J. Abrams has not yet committed to directing the Star Trek followup, and still has post-production duties to complete on this summer’s Super 8. The next Trek flick is already on a tight schedule to reach its June 2012 release date, seeing as it may not begin filming this summer as originally expected – but Abrams assured CS last night at CinemaCon that completion of the Star Trek 2 script remains the biggest priority right now:

“We’re working on the story. That’s probably more important than the release date at this point, but at the moment, we’re not going to change anything.”

Fans surely recall that Abrams’ Star Trek reboot was originally scheduled for release in December 2008 before it ended up being delayed another six months – which allowed additional time for the completion of shooting, visual effects work, and other post-production issues on the project. The results were both critically and financially prosperous for Paramount then; right now, though, the studio is determined to make a summer release date.

As it stands, Star Trek 2 remains set for release on June 29th, 2012.

We’ll keep you updated on the progress of Moscow as more information is released.

Source: Deadline, Coming Soon

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  1. It sounds rushed to me.

    I wasn’t to keen on STAR TREK’s plot holes, or the villain or their elimination of the entire trek timeline/history but it was an enjoyable film otherwise, in a starwars kind of way. I do think that the casting was well done for the enterprise crew, and that opening scene was certainly epic.

    At least the introductions are out of the way and they can jump into another action-oriented story. I’m hoping they don’t start recycling old villains like Khan. I’d like to see something focused on the “prime directive” and how that connects with perhaps Earth’s involvment in a galactic war of some sort. There does seem to be a piece of trek history missing, somewhere between the finale of Star Trek: Enterprise and TOS. Perhaps, now that Vulcan has been reduced to an asteroid field, where will they go? Maybe the remaining Vulcans on the colony that Spock referred to run into some trouble acclimating to the new system, in Romulan space maybe?

    Also a natural danger may be a cool thing instead of a primarily humanoid one. Such as a White hole or Gamma Ray burst. Not a man-made black hole. WTF! Even something as strange as an agressive new species from a neighboring galaxy.

    I’ll see it regardless, anything Star Trek.

  2. I really love the new ‘Star Trek’ film, imo it’s a masterpiece. I did not see the other films or the TV series, only parts here and there, and I actually did not like it at all. So I’m very happy with this reboot, and I really hope the second film will be as good as the first one (the 2009’s film). They should not rush things up. If they need more time, than they should delay the release date as they did with the first movie.

  3. I too hope they don’t recycle from the old franchise. There are still many unique ideas out there.

    I’m wondering if the new film will start right after the first one, or a few years later, to show less of a newbie Captain Kirk.

    • I agree. I don’t want them rehashing old characters or ideas from the original Trek series. This is a NEW franchise, and I want to see NEW ideas and characters.

      • Ghost,,,
        “I don’t want them rehashing old characters or ideas from the original Trek series.”

        Me neither that’s why I can’t stand this new Trek.

  4. Glad ST2 is moving forward. I’m a huge Star Trek fan. Have been for the past oh 40 years!!!! I’m dating myself now. Gee! Loved the rebooted movie. It was fun to see the new faces. I do want to see Klingons, and I realize that this might not be a popular villian choice but whenever I think Star Trek I think of Klingons :-)

  5. I know many don’t want to rehash old villains but to do this right, you must realize that certain villains existed in lieu of George Kirk (The Doomsday Device, Nomad, Vger, Khan, etc…). The sequels don’t have to dwell only on those villains but they have to be a part of the Trek universe. I would also like to see something new, and not just villains but exploring space, but they can’t just ignore established characters.

    • I totally agree! I would love to see some of those villains reimagined on the new time line with a new twist on things, or maybe totally changed around all together.

  6. I’m still hoping to see a rebooted Gorn…