First Images Of Jack Ryan

3 September 2012

The first images of Chris Pine as Tom Clancy's CIA legend Jack Ryan have been released. 

The stills show the young agent, previously played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck, alongside the character's new mentor, played by Kevin Costner. 

The movie is being directed by Kenneth Branagh, and will be something of an origin story as the studio behind it looks to reboot the popular franchise. 

Ryan first appeared in 1989's The Hunt For Red October, with Alec Baldwin playing the analyst-turned-reluctant field agent. 

Harrison Ford then picked up the reins for Patriot Games and Clear And Present Danger in the 90s, before Ben Affleck featured in 2003's The Sum Of All Fears

That movie was also a reboot, but the lukewarm reception it received left the character in a long-term state of limbo. 

But with Branagh directing and the increasingly popular/ busy Pine picking up the mantle, there's sure to be life in Clancy's warhorse yet. 

The plot details are scarce, but it's thought the post-Marines, pre-CIA Ryan will be involved with a dodgy Russian billionaire, and find himself being framed for an act of terrorism. 

Keira Knightley will appear as a potential love interest, while Branagh will also appear as the movie's villain. 

Expect to see Jack Ryan land in cinemas next Christmas.