Author Tom Clancy (Red Storm Rising and Patriot Games) has died at the age of 66, the very same day that the first look poster for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit came to light. A sign perhaps, that the memory of the irreplaceable writer and creator of Jack Ryan will never live in the shadows.
Paramount USA Chairman Brad Grey on the passing of Tom Clancy:
"Tom Clancy was one of the great storytellers of our time and his passing has been deeply felt by all of us at Paramount. We are forever indebted to Tom for making this studio his home, and our deepest sympathies go out to his family, and his many fans, at this great loss."
The action-thriller directed by Kenneth Branagh, sees Chris Pine star as the covert CIA analyst, alongside Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner.
Fires into cinemas December 26.