Jack Ryan reboot confirmed for Christmas 2013
Chris Pine is playing Jack Ryan, Kenneth Branagh is directing, and the franchise reboot is set for December 2013…
The success of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol last Christmas has clearly proven something of an eye-opener for Paramount. Off the back of scheduling a blockbuster thriller in December (against conventional wisdom) and watching the cash roll in, it moved its next such project, Jack Reacher, to a December bow this year.
And now, in December 2013, it's lining up another big thriller. This time, we can expect the latest Jack Ryan reboot. The film has a confirmed US release date of 25th December 2013, and we’d imagine that the UK will get it a day later.
The missing parts of the jigsaw for this particular film fell into place last week. Kenneth Branagh is both directing and starring as the film’s villain. Chris Pine is the new Jack Ryan, taking over a role previously played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. Meanwhile, Kevin Costner has also joined the cast, in a role that he’ll also play in a separate spin-off, Without Remorse (Christopher McQuarrie is directing that one). Filming is starting imminently.
We’re going to go out there and say it: there’s never been a bad Jack Ryan film to date. And, both Clear And Present Danger and The Sum Of All Fears are excellent thrillers. Here’s hoping the new Jack Ryan lives up to them…
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