Tradecraft: Lost Director Found For New Jack Ryan Movie
Deadline reports that Jack Bender, who directed the much talked about series finale of Lost, as well as 35 other episodes of the J.J. Abrams sci-fi show, is the frontrunner to helm the next Jack Ryan movie. As was announced last year, Star Trek's Chris Pine will star. According to the trade blog, the film is tentatively titled Moscow. As previously reported, it is not based on a Tom Clancy novel, but instead upon an original screenplay by Hossein Amini called Dubai which was retrofitted (and relocated) by Adam Cozad to feature a young Jack Ryan prior to his CIA career. Personally, I don't see the point in telling a story about Jack Ryan before he joined the CIA, but hopefully Bender can craft a solid thriller nonetheless. Bender has been a prolific TV director since the early 80s working on many shows (including Abrams' Alias) and occasional TV movies and features.