“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).” – Paramount
Unlike past Jack Ryan movies (“The Hunt for Red October,” “The Sum of All Fears,” “Clear and Present Danger,” “Patriot Games”), “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” isn’t based on a Tom Clancy novel; rather, it’s an original story based on the life of the character.
Directer: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh, and Kevin Costner.
In theaters: December 25, 2013.
Knowing how much I enjoyed the previous Jack Ryan stories, I’m planning to see this one on the big screen. I’m sure I will have no problem getting my husband there as well. Even though it’s not based on a Clancy novel, the storyline is strong and the trailer is pretty impressive. I’m really looking forward to it.
How about you? Will you be seeing Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in theaters, or waiting for blu-ray?
Any thoughts on taking a character out of a novel and continuing on with film?