Exclusive: Hunt For Red October Remake In Development

Remakes and reboots have been part of filmmaking for quite some time, and the newest that is in development happens to be The Hunt for Red October.

By James Brizuela | Published

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Some might say that remaking classic films should never happen. However, there are those rare times where the remakes and reboots seem to shine much better than the original film that was made. We would argue that Dredd is vastly better than Judge Dredd. Also, there is the hope that a sequel or reimagining that covers the same type of ground as the original film and comes out being spectacular. Both Top Gun: Maverick and Prey are those types of spectacular films. Well, through our trusted and proven sources, we can report that The Hunt for Red October is being remade. This new remake is being produced by Paramount.

The original film boasted a cast that might be hard to beat. Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Sam Neill, Larry Ferguson, and James Earl Jones are just some of the legendary names that were attached to The Hunt for Red October. The film was based on the novel of the same name by Tom Clancy and introduced the world to Jack Ryan, a spy operative who is now being portrayed by John Krasinski. We are not sure if that means we are going to see the new Jack Ryan in the remake film, but that would be fantastic. Krasinski is set to leave the role behind after the fourth season, with a spinoff happening that is based on Ding Chavez. Chavez is portrayed by Michael Pena.

The Hunt for Red October still holds an impressive 88% “certified fresh” critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with an equally impressive 88% audience approval rating. As previously stated, it will be hard for a remake to match how good the first film is. However, with the current success of prequels, sequels, and remakes in recent years, that might be why Paramount has jumped at the chance to remake this 1990 classic spy thriller.

The Hunt for Red October covers the cold war in the 1980s. Sean Connery takes on the role of Soviet captain Marko Ramius, who is planning to defect to the United States. He takes control of a new submarine called the Red October, which has new capabilities in being undetectable by modern sonar. This submarine is meant to be a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States. We are not sure if the remake is going to follow the same period but we could see it being a bit more modernized. That was sort of the case with Top Gun: Maverick, and it could be done to add a fresh spin on The Hunt for Red October.

The Hunt for Red October has not yet been officially announced, and we are likely not going to hear about the cast being added until that announcement is confirmed. However, we are excited at the possibility of bringing a new spin on a classic espionage thriller. Hopefully, John Krasinski can be tapped to at least appear in the movie as Jack Ryan, or it could be that a new Jack Ryan will be showcased in this remake as part of a grander plan to create a bigger Tom Clancy-based movie universe. Either way, even though the original film is fantastic, we are excited to see what Paramount does with this new venture.