By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 31, 2013 at 8:05AM
Jack Reacher. Jack The Giant Slayer. Jack Harper....we're getting a whole lot of Jack this year. And as 2013 wraps up, there will be another one in the form of "Jack Ryan," a reboot of sorts of the Tom Clancy character last seen on the big screen over a decade ago, played by Ben Affleck in "The Sum Of All Fears." Well, now Chris Pine is taking the mantle, and a couple new images from the upcoming blockbuster have arrived.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also takes the role of the villain, this newest screen iteration goes all the way back to pre-CIA Jack Ryan, a financial analyst who discovers his boss (Branagh) has plans to disrupt the American economy with some nefarious explosion-y scheme. Kevin Costner will play the handler who convinces Jack Ryan to join the CIA, while Keira Knightley is also along for the ride.
"Jack Ryan" reports for duty on Christmas Day. [CinemaTeaser]