Following the poster that debuted yesterday (below), Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.
The political thriller is based on iconic character created by the late author Tom Clancy who tries to stop a terrorist threat against the United States while working in Russia. Star Trek’s Chris Pine steps into a role he inherited from Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck.
The upcoming Kenneth Branagh’s reboot also stars Branagh, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner and David Paymer, with Colm Feore, Lee Asquith-Coe, Nonso Anozie, Gemma Chan and Peter Andersson among the cast.
The film, written by Adam Cozad and David Koepp, is set to open in theaters on Christmas Day, but may get delayed to January 17th, 2014 to debut over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
Watch full trailer for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, a prime example of a franchise-for-franchise sake film.
Based on the character created by bestselling author Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan is a global action thriller set in the present day. This original story follows a young Jack (Chris Pine) as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot.
The story follows him from 9/11, through his tour of duty in Afghanistan, which scarred him forever, and into his early days in the Financial Intelligence Unit of the modern CIA where he becomes an analyst, under the guardianship of his handler, Harper (Kevin Costner). When Ryan believes he’s uncovered a Russian plot to collapse the United States economy, he goes from being an analyst to becoming a spy and must fight to save his own life and those of countless others, while also trying to protect the thing that’s more important to him than anything, his relationship with his fiancée Cathy (Keira Knightley).