Paramount has debuted the first trailer and poster for the Kenneth Branagh’s spy thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit starring Chris Pine as the new Jack Ryan and Keira Knightley as his love interest. Surprisingly, this looks like a solid reboot/prequel of a character made famous in films such as Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Hunt For Red October, and The Sum of All Fears. Check out the trailer and poster below.
It’s purely a coincidence that Paramount released the trailer and poster after the death of author Tom Clancy earlier this week. Hopefully this film will turn out to be really good so it can be a tribute of sorts to Clancy’s career.
The film isn’t adapted from any particular Tom Clancy novel. It’s an original story that centers on young CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) who uncovers a Russian plot to attack the U.S. economy. In the film, Kevin Costner portrays William Harper, Jack Ryan’s mentor and director Kenneth Branagh portrays the film’s Russian villain.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will arrive in theaters on December 25th. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh and is written by David Koepp and Adam Cozad. Are you looking forward to this?