Friday, October 24, 2008

Sam Raimi Won't Be Rebooting Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Franchise

While we are still heart broken about Sam Raimi putting Evil Dead 4 on the back burner, he has revealed to MTV that he will not be directing the rebooted Jack Ryan Franchise, instead opting to stick with making new films for everyone's favourite wall crawler Spider-Man which is good news, he had this to say:
“I’m really excited about Spider-Man,” he told us this week, revealing that his flirtation with the Tom Clancy novel-to-film series that has starred Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck is finished. “Production [on more ‘Spider-Man’ films] would start probably by March, I’m guessing of 2010.”

“I love Tom Clancy, and I hope they’d keep me in mind,” Raimi shrugged, admitting that he couldn’t realistically make a Jack Ryan movie for half a decade or more. “But because I’m committed to ‘Spider-Man and making that picture, I think it’s going to knock me out of the running for the Jack Ryan picture.”

“I think [they’ll shoot] at the same time,” Raimi explained, bowing out of the running. “But I love that character, and I know the movie will be great.”