Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for their international spy thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and it actually looks like it's going be a pretty cool flick. Chris Pine is no Harrison Ford, but it looks like it will be better than Ben Affleck's The Sum of All Fears. I like Pine, and I think he'll make a likable Jack Ryan.
The movie was directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also plays the villain in the film. It also stars Kevin Costner. The story is basically a prequel that goes back to the early roots of Jack Ryan.
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 follow 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).
The movie comes out on December 25th, 2013!