The Hollywood Reporter has the story that Steve Zaillian, who penned the script for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is negotiating with Paramount to rewrite Jack Ryan, the prequel to all of the Tom Clancy novels (The Hunt for Red October, The Sum of All Fears, Patriot Games, etc.).
Set to star Chris Pine as Ryan, the flick was originally going to shoot in March. But with the rewrite, things are being pushed back a bit. This may affect the sequel to J. J. Abrams’ Star Trek. But not by much.
Add to that the fact that Trek writers and “Fringe” producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are shopping around their Ender’s Game script by Gavin Hood (X-Men: Origins), and it seems everyone is going to be quite busy for a while.
And then there’s the question of whether or not Abrams will return to direct the next Trek. Orci has even tried to get Steven Spielberg to help convince Abrams to do it, but J. J. is most likely going to do what he did last time and wait until the script is done.
This raises the question: why is it that the same handful of guys are doing everything in Hollywood anymore?