Author Tom Clancy may have died on October 1, 2013 but his beloved characters live on. In a film directed by Kenneth Branagh, Jack Ryan will, once again, return to the big screen.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, the fifth in the series, will be a little different from the earlier movies. This will not be based on a story by Clancy but, instead, will be an original plot developed by screenwriter Hossein Amini. Chris Pine is the latest actor to take on the role of Ryan, following in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.
Junior analyst for the CIA’s covert intelligence office, Jack Ryan unwittingly discovers that a terrorist attack is imminent. To verify his theory, Ryan travels to Moscow to further his investigation. While there, the newly promoted field agent finds Viktor Cherevin at the heart of plan to bring the world’s economy to its knees.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is scheduled for release on January 17, 2014.