Normally when a major franchise is being rebooted, the studios try to remind us about every five minutes for about a year before it’s actually released. However Paramount has been a little quieter about Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Indeed it only got the Shadow Recruit part of its title recently (in fact as of writing, IMDB still lists it as Jack Ryan: Shadow One).
However now the hype if building and the first poster comes coincidently on the same day that Jack Ryan’s creator, Tom Clancy, died at the age of 66. We’ve also been promised a full trailer tomorrow.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘In a story taking place prior to the original Jack Ryan stories, Ryan is a young stock broker working for a billionaire in Moscow before joining the CIA. When the billionaire he is advising frames him for a terrorist plot and kidnaps his wife, Ryan must race against time to clear his name, stop the plot, and save his wife.’
Chris Pine, Kenneth Branagh, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley and Colm Feore star, with Branagh also directing. The film is out at Christmas.