For some reason, and I don’t know why, but I still don’t like the new title for Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”. I dunno, it makes it sound like a videogame or something. It doesn’t quite seem like the kind of title you’d give to a big-budget Hollywood film, but that’s probably just me.
Anyways, this is, of course, the reboot of the Jack Ryan franchise that’s seen stars Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford play the role. (And oh yeah, Ben Affleck, too, but I think most people try to pretend that movie didn’t actually happen.) This time around it’s Chris Pine’s turn, and here he is at the center of a, er, puzzle? Or something, in the latest poster for the film.
“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” finds Pine playing a younger version of Jack Ryan, this time as a covert CIA analyst who uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack, courtesy of director Kenneth Branagh, playing a Russkie.
Co-starring Keira Knightley as Mrs. Jack Ryan, Kevin Costner, Nonso Anozie, Colm Feore, Gemma Chan, and Karen David.
I think the movie is still opening this Christmas on December 25th, 2013, but don’t hold me to it.
The studio has also released a trio of new images: