Back in November of 2006, I blogged about how Phillip Noyce, director of Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, had heard that Paramount was going to use the Jack Ryan character in stories not written by Tom Clancy, because of some legal loophole. Now, all these months later, there's more scoop. Noyce just talked with Moviehole and claims that while neither he nor Harrison Ford is returning to the world of Jack Ryan, there is, indeed, a film in the works -- a film starring Ryan Gosling.

This comes from the man himself, after Moviehole posted a story that Harrison Ford could be returning to the franchise. Now, this is just what he's heard. Since Noyce isn't involved, this is far from concrete, but it sure puts an interesting spin on things. As you can tell from the last time I wrote about this whole thing, I'm not a big fan of taking characters and running wild with them outside of the author's context. On the other hand, Ryan Gosling is a flipping great actor, and I'd probably check him out in just about anything -- even (or especially) a Breaker High reunion.

But that's just me. What do you think? Can Ryan Gosling pull off Jack Ryan?
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