October 2, 2013 |
The death of a major creative figure is always a strange moment in Hollywood. It's a time when, as with the passing of Tom Clancy on Tuesday, the legacy of that creator is remembered and lauded, as it should be. But it's also a time when more serious scrutiny of their work can be overlooked or pushed to the side. “I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it,” Mark Twain quipped of someone whose life he apparently...
October 21, 2013 |
EXCLUSIVE: After weeks of speculation that Martin Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall Street" wouldn't hit theaters until 2014, the financial drama will arrive on Christmas Day and thrust a late entrant into the Oscar race, say three people close to the film. But in the process, the Paramount release will likely bump the Tom Clancy reboot "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," which Paramount has scheduled to open the same day, to early 2014. "Wolf of Wall Street," adapted from Jordan Belfort's memoir about his meteoric rise and fall as a trader in the 1980s and '90s, was originally set to open Nov. 15, but Scorsese and longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker have not yet finished the movie, and making that date has long been considered impossible.
October 24, 2013 |
There's been more movement on the upcoming film schedule than at a Pixar weekend matinee. On Thursday, several movies - including George Clooney's “Monuments Men,” David O. Russell's “American Hustle” and Kenneth Branagh's “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” - were all formally given new dates. Here's a handy cheat sheet on the new dates, the old dates, and the key question(s) the switch poses. “Monuments Men,” Feb. 7 (from Dec. 18) - Will Clooney and Matt Damon pulling off art heists play better in the quiet of later winter than at Christmastime?
August 19, 1991 |
Jack Ryan, who invented missiles for Raytheon and held patents on blockbuster toys such as the Barbie doll for Mattel, has died. Ryan, 65, died Tuesday at home after two years of severe debilitation caused by a massive stroke he suffered in 1989, a family spokesman said Sunday. Before his stroke, he had suffered a heart attack and undergone bypass surgery. Ryan, who held more than 1,000 patents around the world, designed the Sparrow and Hawk missiles when he worked for Raytheon.
July 26, 1992 |
Although Tom Clancy seems to have found a nice home for his novels at Paramount Pictures--the studio has already turned two of his blockbusters, "The Hunt for Red October" and the recent "Patriot Games," into hit films and they're currently working on a third installment, "A Clear and Present Danger"--it's not necessarily a permanent residence. Sources say his latest book, "The Sum of All Fears," will most likely end up at Paramount, but the studio has other plans in case it doesn't.
October 4, 2013 |
"What the hell is going on here?" Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) asks in the new trailer for the latest Tom Clancy-inspired movie, "Jack Ryan: Shadow One," which opens Christmas Day. Judging from the preview, director Kenneth Branagh ("Thor") and screenwriters Adam Cozad and David Koepp really like the Jason Bourne movies, as "Jack Ryan" appears to have as much in common with Robert Ludlum as it does with Clancy, who died this week at age 66. PHOTOS: Tom Clancy: 1947-2013 Like Bourne, the CIA operative Ryan is haunted by flashbacks and appears not to fully grasp what's happening around him. But he slowly starts to figure out that an international terror plot is about to strike at some of the world's biggest cities, including Tokyo and London.