You win some and you lose some, as Chris Pine learned after starring in “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.”
The actor discussed the movie, which was the fifth film in the Jack Ryan series but the first that wasn’t based on a Tom Clancy novel.
“No. I don’t think it made enough money for that to happen,” he told Moviephone of a possible sequel while promoting his current film, the movie musical “Into the Woods.”
Released back in January, its opening weekend grossed $17.2 million, the lowest opening weekend of all the Jack Ryan films. The $60 million franchise reboot went on to make $130 million at the box office over its theatrical run.
Pine seems to feel that the movie was a lost opportunity. “That’s one of my deep regrets, that we didn’t totally get that right,” he said.
“It’s a great franchise and if it’s not me, then I hope it gets a fifth life at this point,” he continued. “It’s just great. I love the spy genre. I hope it’s done again and with a great story.”
Pine should be able to take solace in being part of the successful “Star Trek” franchise reboot. He’s probably reprising the role of Kirk for “Star Trek 3,” which Paramount Pictures set for a July 8, 2016 release date.
“I think we’re shooting next year,” he said. “I don’t know anything about the story but I haven’t read the script. I am pretty sure there is a script but I haven’t read it yet.”