Jack Ryan review

Amazon hopes to strike streaming gold with Jack Ryan, their new espionage thriller based on the work of Tom Clancy. Does this Jack Ryan succeed where recent attempts like The Sum of All Fears and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit failed?

Let’s put it this way: Jack Ryan the character is the least interesting part about Jack Ryan the show, and that’s a problem.

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Jack Ryan featurette

The late Tom Clancy‘s novels are famous for the level of technical accuracy and specific details he would insert to give readers a sense of authenticity. So it’s no surprise that Jack Ryan, Amazon’s new streaming series about Clancy’s most famous character, is aspiring to that same level of specificity on the small screen.

In this new Jack Ryan featurette, we take a look behind the scenes at the new John Krasinski-led show and see interviews with the showrunners, military advisors, and more to find out the lengths to which the production went in order to make the audience feel immersed in a grounded, realistic world. Read More »

Jack Ryan - John Krasinski

Amazon Prime held a two-hour panel at Comic-Con highlighting a slew of upcoming shows, including their most marketed series of the convention, Jack Ryan. In the latest adaptation of Tom Clancy’s best-selling novels, Amazon’s Jack is played by John Krasinski, the fifth actor to take on the role (previous Jacks include Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine) and the first to play the role in an episodic series instead of a movie. Read on for highlights from the Jack Ryan Comic-Con panel, including our reaction to the first episode. Read More »

‘Jack Ryan’ TV Series Lands at Amazon

Chris Pine in Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit

UPDATE: The Jack Ryan TV series is now in development at Amazon, as reported by THR. Original story from 9/23/2015 follows.

Jack Ryan‘s last attempt at a big-screen comeback fizzled after just one tepidly received film. But he’s a CIA hero, damnit, and that means he’s not about to give up so quickly. The classic Tom Clancy character will now head to TV, with some help from Carlton Cuse and Michael Bay. Get details on the new Jack Ryan TV series after the jump.  Read More »

Berg and Wahlberg Collaboration

The collaboration between actor/producer Mark Wahlberg and director/producer Peter Berg soldiers on following Entourage, Lone Survivor, and Ballers. Now Berg will make a film called Mile 22, an espionage thriller starring Wahlberg as a CIA agent stationed far from home, who has to deal with a whole variety of gun-toting enemies as he transports an informant out of town.

But the devil is in the details, and this new Berg and Wahlberg collaboration will also feature two versatile fighters: former MMA fighter Ronda Rousey, and Iko Uwais of The Raid. Read More »