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UPDATED: Chris Pine has a need for speed in the first image from the new Jack Ryan movie

Sep. 1, 2012by: Paul Shirey

UPDATED: New pic with Chris Pine as Jack Ryan and Kevin Coster as CIA agent William Harper (click to enlarge)

With the news of the JACK RYAN reboot hitting the net at a rapid pace, this still certainly has arrived just as fast.  It seemed like the cast was coming together and the crew was gearing up for pre-productiong, but apparently they're hip deep in it at this point.  Directed by Kenneth Branagh, this will be the fourth iteration of the JACK RYAN character onscreen, which started with Alec Baldwin (THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER), then Harrison Ford (PATRIOT GAMES, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER) and lastly with Ben Affleck (THE SUM OF ALL FEARS).  Affleck's version was the first crack at a "younger" JACK RYAN, but it didn't seem to take with audiences, leaving the character absent from the big screen for a decade.

Grab your crotch rocket:

I think Pine is a fine choice for the role and with Branagh at the helm (as well as the villian), along with Kevin Costner as a CIA mentor to Ryan and Keira Knightley as the love interest, I'm sold.  It's been a long while since we've had a Tom Clancy thriller on the big screen and it would be nice to see his most famous character get some love.  The news of Tom Hardy possibly taking the role of Clancy's Navy SEAL, John Clark, in a long-overdue adaptation of WITHOUT REMORSE is great news as well. 

Here's a brief synopsis for JACK RYAN:

Jack Ryan segues from the Marine Corps to a position as a financial consultant for a Russian billionaire, where he's framed in a terrorist plot and forced to go on the run.

JACK RYAN is set to open on December 25, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: What Tom Clancy novel would you most like to see adapted for the big screen? I'm still partial to Without Remorse.
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1:00PM on 08/31/2012
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1:43PM on 08/31/2012
I would love to see Red Storm Rising brought to the big screen.
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2:23PM on 08/31/2012
I just finished Against All Enemies. While clearly not written by Clancy, I think it would make a great movie. Other than that I want to see Rainbow Six and Without Remorse.
I just finished Against All Enemies. While clearly not written by Clancy, I think it would make a great movie. Other than that I want to see Rainbow Six and Without Remorse.
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3:18PM on 08/31/2012

Rainbow Six

The game was great, the book of its origin is better.
The game was great, the book of its origin is better.
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5:24PM on 08/31/2012

Looks like James T. Kirk on a slightly backdated motorbike...

Nontheless as an avid Clancy fan, I'm really excited about a serious multi-movie Jack Ryan/John Clark francise, its about time! Though that "framed and on the run" plot is making me a little uneasy because Ryan is first & formost an Analyst, NOT a Bourne/Bond knockoff....They should focus more on the political espionage mindgame (like Hunt for Red October) and less on the, shall we say, bombastic action scenes to make the film more audience-friendly. If they can do that, and with the very
Nontheless as an avid Clancy fan, I'm really excited about a serious multi-movie Jack Ryan/John Clark francise, its about time! Though that "framed and on the run" plot is making me a little uneasy because Ryan is first & formost an Analyst, NOT a Bourne/Bond knockoff....They should focus more on the political espionage mindgame (like Hunt for Red October) and less on the, shall we say, bombastic action scenes to make the film more audience-friendly. If they can do that, and with the very capable hands of Branagh, this can very well be the starting of a new era for Clancy adaptations. Hoping for the VERY BEST here!

P.S. Is it just me, or strictly on a comparison basis, a Tom Hardy starring WITHOUT REMORSE is looking far more exciting than Chris Pine's JACK RYAN? I wish they'd do that movie first....
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12:08AM on 09/03/2012
Completely agree, we don't need another Bourne/Bond knockoff. Doing that with Jack Ryan would be a real waste. Let's see the character for what he is.
Completely agree, we don't need another Bourne/Bond knockoff. Doing that with Jack Ryan would be a real waste. Let's see the character for what he is.
4:49PM on 09/01/2012
Give me a break. Chris Pine? Another bland metro-sexual future failure.
Give me a break. Chris Pine? Another bland metro-sexual future failure.
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4:54PM on 09/01/2012
Give me a break. Chris Pine? Another bland metro-sexual future failure.
Give me a break. Chris Pine? Another bland metro-sexual future failure.
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1:01AM on 09/02/2012

Chris Pine

Has gained my trust with Star Trek, such a great film.
Has gained my trust with Star Trek, such a great film.
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2:13PM on 09/02/2012
Jack Ryan strikes me as a helmet kinda guy. What with the helicopter crash nearly killing him and all.
Jack Ryan strikes me as a helmet kinda guy. What with the helicopter crash nearly killing him and all.
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6:47PM on 09/02/2012

Sorry, he will not cut it.

Pine is another Josh Hartnett/Paul Walker type of guy. He will not be a money maker for Hollywood.
Pine is another Josh Hartnett/Paul Walker type of guy. He will not be a money maker for Hollywood.
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7:07PM on 09/02/2012
Chris Pine is the kind of actor that I want to see taking these kinds of roles. He doesn't seem like a pretty boy -- he just seems cool. In "Star Trek", he was fucking cool! That's good enough for me.
Chris Pine is the kind of actor that I want to see taking these kinds of roles. He doesn't seem like a pretty boy -- he just seems cool. In "Star Trek", he was fucking cool! That's good enough for me.
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12:06AM on 09/03/2012
I've only read The Bear and The Dragon so far and I think it would make 1 long movie.
I've only read The Bear and The Dragon so far and I think it would make 1 long movie.
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12:08AM on 09/03/2012
I've only read The Bear and The Dragon so far and I think it would make 1 long movie.
I've only read The Bear and The Dragon so far and I think it would make 1 long movie.
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4:42PM on 09/03/2012
I fully down with this cast and this film being made, but it looks like Chris Pine on a bike.
I fully down with this cast and this film being made, but it looks like Chris Pine on a bike.
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10:07AM on 09/04/2012
He's not any Jack Ryan I've ever read. And calling the movie 'Jack Ryan'? All kinds of dumb.
He's not any Jack Ryan I've ever read. And calling the movie 'Jack Ryan'? All kinds of dumb.
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8:14PM on 09/04/2012
Jack Ryan was a CIA desk jockey before he got lucky in his assessment that Marko Ramius was trying to defect bringing the Red October with him, thus catapulting him into the escalating series of events that took him to POTUS. He is not an action hero. So I really hope this movie doesn't portray a young Jack Ryan that way.

As for Clancy movies to be made... it's Without Remorse or Rainbow Six all the way. Those books are frickin' AWESOME! :)
Jack Ryan was a CIA desk jockey before he got lucky in his assessment that Marko Ramius was trying to defect bringing the Red October with him, thus catapulting him into the escalating series of events that took him to POTUS. He is not an action hero. So I really hope this movie doesn't portray a young Jack Ryan that way.

As for Clancy movies to be made... it's Without Remorse or Rainbow Six all the way. Those books are frickin' AWESOME! :)
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