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Clancy film productions reset

June 27, 2006 at 11:25 PM

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- Film adaptations of two books from Maryland-born author Tom Clancy have been sent back to square one by the new regime at Paramount Pictures.

IGN FilmForce reports that production on the film versions of Clancy's "Without Remorse" and "Rainbow Six" will restart after numerous delays in development.

The decision is an attempt from new Paramount executives to add life to the company's once prosperous Jack Ryan franchise by recasting the lead role with a younger actor, the report said.

The same concept was used for the last film based on the Clancy character, "The Sum of All Fears," when actor Ben Affleck was tabbed to take over the lead role from Harrison Ford.

Director John Singleton was signed on to act as writer and director for "Without Remorse" before the film was delayed, prompting questions whether the "Four Brothers" director would rejoin the new production.

Yet IGN FilmForce reports that "Four Brothers" producer Stephanie Allain has said Singleton's earlier deal with Paramount requires him to direct two more films for the company.

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