Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is an upcoming action thriller movie based on the character of Jack Ryan. It is the fifth movie in the Jack Ryan series and also a reboot to the previous movies. The film stars Chris Pine.
With over a decade gone by since Ben Affleck played CIA analyst Jack Ryan in ‘The Sum of All Fears’, the time is ripe once more to bring one of Tom Clancy’s best-known characters back to the big screen for the start of a franchise. Kicking things off again in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is Chris Pine, fresh off the successful summer release of Star Trek Into the Darkness and ready to take on the role that’s previously been played not only by Affleck, but also by Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin.
A global trailer for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has just launched ahead of the film’s December release. It’s disappointingly similar to the first trailer that we saw earlier this month, featuring a lot of the same clips, but there’s enough new material in there to be worth watching for fans of Clancy’s work and of previous Jack Ryan movies like ‘The Hunt for Red October’ and ‘Patriot Games’.
The desk job of a CIA analyst wouldn’t look all that exciting in a trailer, so before too long Jack goes from analyst to operator and is embroiled in an international scheme involving exploding helicopters, motorcycle chases, exploding buildings, shootouts and even more explosions. The main plot involves the two go-to action movie threats, terrorists and Russians, with the lead Russian terrorist played by director Kenneth Branagh.
Watch the trailer below:
The film is scheduled to be released on January 17, 2014.