EXCLUSIVE: Tom Clancy has signed with WME. This is a rare representation change for the prolific spy novelist and a return to the traditional Hollywood agency world. Clancy started off with longtime agent Robert Gottlieb at WME predecessor WMA before leaving him in 2000 after 18 years to join Michael Ovitz at his Artist Management Group. After the company’s collapse, Clancy remained with Ovitz.
Clancy had several of his bestsellers featuring his hero CIA analyst Jack Ryan turned into Hollywood tentpoles: his first book The Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games, Clear And Present Danger and most recently 2002′s The Sum Of All Fears. He also has had works made into video game franchises like Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell. WME has signed Clancy as Paramount preps a reboot of the Ryan series that will be released in December 2013 with Chris Pine starring and Kenneth Branagh directing. Putnam publishes Clancy’s new novel, Threat Vector, next month.