Tom Clancy may no longer be with us but his stories live on. With big screen adapations like Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger helping to make his book popular with movie fans, next year will see yet another release of a Clancy property hitting the big screen.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit helps reboot the Jack Ryan series in a way we ahven’t seen before and Chris Pine is in line to be a massive franchise player for Paramount as evidence in the first official trailer for the upcoming film.
The hope is that Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit can serve as a Casino Royale type film for the Jack Ryan character and reboot things without eroding the character or replacing his value. James Bond was rebooted seamlessly with Casino Royale and just from the trailer it looks like this film could do the same for Jack Ryan.
Pine will be the fourth actor to step into the role of Ryan as he followed Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck as actors to portray the character. He’s not following a particularly strong performance by Affleck over a decade ago in Sum of All Fears but he has the talent to hang with Ford who was without a doubt the definitive Jack Ryan.