Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit- Tom Clancy’s character gets a reboot hitting theaters this week

jrsrThe late Tom Clancy created numerous memorable characters in his techno-thrillers, the best known being that of Jack Ryan. Ryan was first brought to life on the big screen by Alec Baldwin in the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October, opposite Sean Connery as a Soviet sub captain. The character was next played by Harrison Ford in two films- Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994). He was next rebooted in Sum of All Fears (2002), this time being played by Ben Affleck. Now in 2014 Ryan gets a new treatment on the big screen again, though this time not based on any of Clancy’s novels. Star Trek’s Chris Pine gets the honor of playing the CIA analyst turned field agent this time around, as he uncovers a Russian plot to crash the US economy by means of a terrorist attack. The movie also stars Keira Knightley as Jack’s wife Cathy, Kevin Costner as CIA boss William Harper, and Kenneth Branagh, who also directs the film from a script by Adam Cozad and David Koepp (Mission: Impossible, Jurassic Park).




The movie opens in theaters on Friday, January 17. Check out the trailer below.

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Trailer courtesy of IGN.

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

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