The first trailer for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, starring Chris Pine as the titular CIA operative, has been released. Rebooting a character previously portrayed by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck, the trailer arrives after Ryan’s creator, spy novelist Tom Clancy, died earlier this week.
The trailer features Pine’s co-stars Kevin Costner as Ryan’s recruiter and Keira Knightley as his long-deceived fiancée, whilst director Kenneth Branagh multitasks as antagonist Viktor Cherevin. Accent-swapping abounds – Keira goes American, Kenneth does Russian – as do gunshots, less than responsible drivers and urgent muttering about an undisclosed geopolitical threat. Oh, and Keira pops out for dinner with a beguilingly smirking Kenneth, which we can’t say we blame her for.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be released in the UK on 26th December 2013