“Lost” executive producer and frequent director is close to signing on to direct “Moscow”, the reboot of the Jack Ryan franchise in development at Paramount Pictures says Vulture.
The first of the films not to be based on a Tom Clancy book, the story follows Ryan (Chris Pine) in his pre-CIA days having left his stint in the Marines to become a successful financial analyst.
Moving to Moscow with his wife to serve as advisor for a billionaire employer, an employer who sets Ryan up as the fall guy for a terrorist scheme that aims to collapse the U.S. economy. Ryan then goes on a race to clear his name, stop the plot and save his wife who has been taken hostage.
Bender’s last feature film credit was 1991’s “Child’s Play 3”.