Paramount Pictures has released an international trailer to compliment the domestic version released last week. If you were already for or against this reboot, this trailer won’t change your mind either way. If you’re for it, then you’ll be happy to see more interaction between Pine and Knightley, as well as a few more glimpses of Kenneth Branagh playing the villain. If you’re against this whole project…well, I can kinda see where you’re coming from.
As a guy who actually enjoyed The Sum of All Fears, it’s hard to watch some of the scenes. They’re reinterpretations of the character histories and their relationships. If you and I are in the same boat, I’d recommend forgetting what you already know. The bottom line is: Jack Ryan’s a fantastic character and Pine’s got the chops. Can he get this franchise back on track? Let us know in the comments.
You can watch the domestic trailer and check out the first official poster here. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opens on December 25th.
The story follows him from 9/11, through his tour of duty in Afghanistan, which scarred him forever, and into his early days in the Financial Intelligence Unit of the modern CIA where he becomes an analyst, under the guardianship of his handler, Harper (Kevin Costner). When Ryan believes he’s uncovered a Russian plot to collapse the United States economy, he goes from being an analyst to becoming a spy and must fight to save his own life and those of countless others, while also trying to protect the thing that’s more important to him than anything, his relationship with his fiancée Cathy (Keira Knightley).
Source: Paramount Int’l