JACK RYAN Reboot Gets A Release Date
Recently, it was confirmed that Paramount Pictures will be releasing their long in-development reboot of the Jack Ryan franchise in late 2013. Now, with filming expected to begin in a matter of weeks, Paramount have officially announced a December 25th, 2013 release date for the movie, which has Chris Pine, Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner set to star. Kenneth Branagh (who's also playing the film's villain) will helm the reboot, which is said to be a prequel to the Tom Clancy novels. The story with revolve around Branagh's Russian antagonist plotting to destroy the US economy. The movie is expected to be the first of a trilogy.
Merry Xmas action fans! Paramount's JACK RYAN will be delivered into theaters 12/25/13. Kenneth Branagh directs.
Additionally, Kevin Costner, who will be playing a key character in Jack Ryan, will reprise that role in Paramount's spin-off Without Remorse, which has Christopher McQuarrie attached to direct. Chris Pine's This Means War co-star Tom Hardy has reportedly been courted by the studio to star in the spin-off. It appears that Paramount Pictures are planning on forming their own Tom Clancy film universe between the two potential film franchises (similar to what Marvel Studios have done with their build up to The Avengers). Without Remorse currently has no release date, but will likely be released shortly after Jack Ryan (if plans go well, of course).