Washington, Mar 19 : Director Sam Raimi is in negotiations to revive the Jack Ryan film franchise with Paramount studios.
Raimi will develop and direct a series of movies based on the Tom Clancy character that has already featured in four seperate movies, 'The Hunt For Red October,' 'Patriot Games,' 'Clear And Present Danger' and 'The Sum Of All Fears.'
The films are to be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Raimi's Buckaroo Entertainment partner Josh Donen, reports Variety.
The new series of movies will see Ryan at a younger, more formative point in his career than previously depicted.
One invention the filmmakers are considering is to set the film in the present, with the action triggered by a global threat.
Raimi will start work on the movie just as soon as he completes his next horror movie 'Drag Me To Hell.'
The intention is to have the first Ryan movie ready for the summer of 2010.