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.
May 23, 1992 |
With the $40-million film version of his novel "Patriot Games" scheduled for release in two weeks, author Tom Clancy announced Friday that he had resolved his differences with Paramount Pictures, ending months of bitterness in which he had criticized various aspects of the script and the production. "We've made a real peace and the credit goes to Brandon Tartikoff," Clancy said, referring to the chairman of Paramount Pictures. "The whole idea of the agreement with Mr.
April 30, 1992 |
The fact that Tom Clancy is not happy with how Paramount Pictures has adapted his bestselling "Patriot Games" to the screen has been public for months. Now it seems the studio is having its own doubts. The producers are bringing Harrison Ford, who stars as CIA agent Jack Ryan, back into town next week to do reshoots after test audiences complained about the film's ambiguous ending.
April 4, 1992 |
Novelist Tom Clancy and director John McTiernan are in the final stages of negotiations with Universal Pictures to make a movie based on the experiences of three U.S. Army captains who led an assault on Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard during the Persian Gulf War, it was learned Friday. The deal, which is expected to be completed early next week, calls for Clancy to write his first screenplay with the tentative title "73 Easting." The movie would be made with the cooperation of the U.S.
March 22, 1992 |
Harrison Ford took a deep breath and held it. And held it. And held it. He closed his eyes and sat back in a high-legged director's chair, seemingly oblivious to the sounds of crew members hammering and shouting instructions nearby as they prepared to shoot the climactic scenes of Paramount Pictures' "Patriot Games." As the seconds ticked by, Ford rocked slightly from side to side and then straightened up and looked down at his wristwatch. Forty seconds. Fifty seconds. One minute.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1991
In response to "It Looks Like Principle, Smells of Politics," by Tom Clancy, Commentary, Oct. 10: Clancy conveniently overlooked the fact that neither Ted Kennedy nor William Kennedy Smith are nominees for the Supreme Court! The impact of the allegations against Smith are nowhere near as important (not to sugarcoat an alleged rape) to the future of this country as the allegations against Thomas. And the fact that Clancy had to "nearly scream" at his woman friend to get her to go to law enforcement agencies to report sexual abuse just shows how afraid women are to speak out about it. Clancy is confusing his macho fiction with cross-gender politics.
September 22, 1991 |
Tom Clancy enters the room wearing glasses just dark enough to suggest an air of mystery, the kind of glasses that a writer of the books Clancy writes would wear, although not the sort favored by insurance agents -- which is what Clancy used to be. I'm for him all the way. Clancy is a writer, isn't he? We writers need to stick together. Heck, I'm even willing to forget about that insurance stuff. Boy, it'd be great.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1990
Clancy rambles on about "principles" we are defending in Saudi Arabia. He failed, however, to explain why the U.S. has fielded most of the troops and why we may or will suffer the most casualties in defending these "principles." He failed to say what he will do if war breaks out there. Will he be on the front lines with our GIs reporting the combat action while dodging Iraqi gas bombs, or will he be seated at a word processor in his comfortable home writing a novel about war that could add a few million dollars to his already sizable wealth?