With some pretty uncanny timing, no sooner was the passing of legendary author Tom Clancy announced, here’s Paramount presenting the first trailer for the latest attempt at his Jack Ryan character.

Chris Pine steps into the shoes filled by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck this time around, dialling things back to an origin film of sorts, with Ryan a young whippersnapper who happens to stumble upon the fact that a Russian plot plans to crash the US economy.

Shadow Recruit is directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also pops up as the bad guy – sporting a pretty harsh Russian accent to boot.

Rounding out the impressive cast are the likes of Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner.

The trailer features plenty of action and double-cross, along with what appears a True Lies-esque sub plot involving Ryan hiding his true identity from his missus (Knightley), and we’ll get the chance to check out the end result on December 26.



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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle