Paramount has released a new trailer for the action-thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Based on the Tom Clancy character, the film stars Chris Pine as the titular Ryan, a Moscow-based financial analyst who faces off against his employer when he discovers a plot to finance a terrorist attack designed to collapse the U.S. economy. This international trailer contains some new footage, but so far, what I’m seeing from this movie isn’t doing anything for me. Perhaps it’s because I’ve never found Jack Ryan to be a particularly interesting character, but even the action on display doesn’t really grab me. Hopefully, it’s just the way the trailer is cut together and the final product will be more exhilarating.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh, and Kevin Costner. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opens December 25th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit:
Based on the character created by bestselling author Tom Clancy, “Jack Ryan” is a global action thriller set in the present day. This original story follow a young Jack (Chris Pine) as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot.
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).