Michael B. Jordan to Star in New Tom Clancy Film Franchise

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Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed) has scored a lead role in a new Tom Clancy-inspired film series at Paramount. Jordan will play John Clark, one of the primary characters in Clancy’s spy novels, in at least two movies: first in an adaptation of Without Remorse, and that will be followed by a movie version of Rainbow Six. Read more about these new Michael B. Jordan Tom Clancy projects below. Read More »

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 trailer final

Amazon is dead-set on making Jack Ryan a hit, so much so that they’ve pumped out more trailers than your average television program receives. Now, the (presumably) final Jack Ryan trailer is here, loaded with enough explosions and shots of John Krasinski frowning to pique your interest. The series hits Amazon at the end of the month.

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Jack Ryan Season 2

Jack Ryan season 1 hasn’t even debuted yet, but Amazon is so excited about the show they went ahead and gave it a second season already. It’ll be a while before we see season 2, but casting has already commenced. Michael Kelly, who plays murderous White House Chief of Staff Doug Stamper on House of Cards, will join Jack Ryan season 2 as CIA agent Mike November, while Noomi Rapace will play German intelligence agent Harriet “Harry” Baumann.

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Jack Ryan trailer

John Krasinski may have recently earned the distinction as a hot new director, but he hasn’t given up his day job. Krasinski stars in Jack Ryan, a new Amazon series adapted from the Tom Clancy books your grandpa used to read in his big, comfy arm chair. But this ain’t your grandpa’s Jack Ryan. This is an action-packed, ass-kicking adventure. Watch the latest Jack Ryan trailer below.

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Jack Ryan Series Trailer - John Krasinski

Don’t expect The Office star John Krasinski to look at the camera and smirk in his latest series endeavor.

Jack Ryan is a new spy series from Amazon Studios bringing the titular CIA analyst created by author Tom Clancy into his first original series. The character has been played by the likes of Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck on the big screen, but now the role is in the hands of 13 Hours star John Krasinski, looking to expand his acting horizons by thrusting himself into the middle of a dangerous terrorist plot with the potential for global catastrophe. The first trailer debuted at the 2017 New York Comic-Con on Saturday night, but thankfully, it’s available to watch online too.

Watch the Jack Ryan series trailer below and see what you think. Read More »

Jack Ryan TV Series Plot - John Krasinski

Just last week, Amazon gave a full series order to Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, a new series focusing on the recurring CIA analyst character who has been played by the likes of Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine on the big screen. This time it will be The Office and 13 Hours star John Krasinski in the lead role as he is thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time.

All we previously knew about the show’s story was that it would see Jack Ryan uncovering a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale. But now John Krasinski has revealed some more details about the show, including where inspiration for the story will come from and just what kind of series we’re looking at in terms of scale.

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Jack Ryan Amazon series

Carlton Cuse was on a Television Critics Association panel for his FX series The Strain and we had an interview with Cuse and The Strain author and executive producer Chuck Hogan. During the interview, we asked Cuse about his Jack Ryan TV series for Amazon, which would star John Krasinski as the CIA analyst of Tom Clancy’s novels. Cuse revealed that the show began as a straight adaptation of Clear and Present Danger.

“We started working on an adaptation on Clear and Present Danger and then decided it just felt dated,” Cuse said. “It really led to this revelation that the thing that defined Tom Clancy was that his thrillers were very much geopolitical thrillers of the moment. They really tapped into something that was going on in the world, so we’re doing an ISIS/ISIL type story. It feels very much connected to what’s happening in the world right now.”  Read More »

Author Tom Clancy Has Died at 66

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Author Tom Clancy, who created the Jack Ryan character that has been played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and most recently Chris Pine for the upcoming Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, has died at age 66.  Clancy’s publisher confirmed his passing, but did not give a cause of death.  Read More »

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Paramount’s had a bit of trouble getting its Jack Ryan reboot off the ground, and things looked especially dire a few months ago when director Jack Bender exited the project after months or perhaps even years stuck in development hell. But the movie quickly bounced back with a new director in the form of Kenneth Branagh, and now it’s moving on into casting.

And for the first addition to its cast (aside from lead Chris Pine, of course, who’s been attached for years), the studio’s looking right under its nose. Branagh himself is said to be in talks to star in the film, in the key role of the villain. More details after the jump.

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