After a decade out of cinemas, Tom Clancy’s most famous creation, CIA analyst Jack Ryan, is heading back into theaters on December 25, 2013, according to Box Office Mojo. The new film, simply titled Jack Ryan, will star Chris Pine as Ryan, Keira Knightley as his wife, Kevin Costner as his CIA liaison, and Kenneth Branagh as the movie’s villain. Pine is the fourth actor to play Ryan after Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck all portrayed the character in earlier films.
This movie will take a look back at the character’s early days and how he rose through the ranks of the CIA. With Branagh also on board to direct the film, Paramount is hoping to turn this into a franchise, much like the Bourne series has been for Universal.