Now that the primary casting is done, it makes sense that the next bit of news we would get regarding Paramount’s Jack Ryan would be a release date. Thus, we no longer need wonder when the further adventures of Tom Clancy’s cornerstone character will continue, as ComingSoon reports that the film will hit theaters December 25, 2013.
The film features Chris Pine as the CIA analyst/quasi-superhero Jack Ryan, who has previously served as the backbone for numerous other films, including Clear and Present Danger, The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and The Sum of All Fears.
These shoes have previously been filled by Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck, and Harrison Ford, so Pine has his work fairly well cut out for him. Luckily, considering the heroic chops he showed off in Star Trek and Unstoppable, I think that this could actually be a pretty good fit for the actor.
If the film is a hit, that will mean he has two franchises under his belt, which would make him one of the bigger names in contemporary action fare.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh (who also plays the film’s villain), Jack Ryan will see Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner starring alongside Pine.
With a date in place and the cast basically firmed up, the countdown to showtime can begin in earnest, and expectations can start being raised.
All things considered, I’m sort of on board for this film. What about you though? Let us know in the comments below.