Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

(2014)

Based on the CIA analyst created by espionage master Tom Clancy, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is a blistering action thriller that follows Ryan (Chris Pine, “Star Trek”) from his quiet double-life as a veteran-turned-Wall Street executive to his all-out initiation as a hunted American agent on the trail of a massive terrorist plot in Moscow.Ryan appears to be just another New York executive to his friends and loved ones, but his enlistment into the CIA secretly goes back years. He was brought in as a brainy Ph.D. who crunches global data – but when Ryan ferrets out a meticulously planned scheme to collapse the U.S. economy and spark global chaos, he becomes the only man with the skills to stop it. Now, he’s gone fully operational, thrust into a world of mounting suspicion, deception and deadly force. Caught between his tight-lipped handler Harper (Academy Award-winner Kevin Costner), his in-the-dark fiancée Cathy (Keira Knightley) and a brilliant Russian oligarch (Kenneth Branagh), Jack must confront a new reality where no one can seem to be trusted, yet the fate of millions rests on his finding the truth. With the urgency of a lit fuse, he’s in a race to stay one step ahead of everyone around him.

‘Jack Ryan’ Sequel Not Likely to Happen Says Chris Pine

‘Jack Ryan’ Sequel Not Likely to Happen Says Chris Pine

Chris Pine's career has been hit or miss. Though he's found great success playing Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, relaunching the franchise with a series of new sci-fi adventures that reimagine that entire universe, he was unable to reboot Jack Ryan as a viable film series. Released in early 2014, it only earned $50.5 million domestically off a $60 million budget. Its not one of the biggest bombs of the year, as it recouped globally, bringing in a worldwide total of $135.5 million. But there just wasn't enough interest in this version of the espionage thriller. And it disappeared quite quickly and quietly. While it made money overseas, Chris Pine doesn't think a sequel will happen. And he holds it as one of his biggest regrets.

When Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit hit theaters, director of that film Kenneth Branagh expressed his hope in making a sequel. While he felt there were still many stories left to tell in this world, he has instead moved onto the world of Disney, with a live-action Cinderella next on his list. And though Chris Pine has Star Trek 3 coming up in 2016, he has decided to shift himself away from such action heavy roles, instead focusing on his comedic talents in movies such as Horrible Bosses 2 and Stretch.

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‘Jack Ryan’ Featurette: Working with Kenneth Branagh | EXCLUSIVE

‘Jack Ryan’ Featurette: Working with Kenneth Branagh | EXCLUSIVE

Just in time for Father's Day this weekend, Paramount has released the Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit DVD and Blu-Ray in stores and online. We have an exciting exclusive featurette clip for you to check out before picking up your own copy for Dad (or for yourself). Watch as star Chris Pine and other members of the cast and crew discuss working with co-star Kenneth Branagh, and his directing style as he takes over this popular franchise with a prequel that sets up the long history of Tom Clancy's iconic CIA analyst.

Based on the CIA analyst created by espionage master Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a blistering action thriller that follows Ryan (Chris Pine) from his quiet double-life as a veteran-turned-Wall Street executive to his all-out initiation as a hunted American agent on the trail of a massive terrorist plot in Moscow. Available now on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Father's Day Prize Pack from ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’

GIVEAWAY: Win a Father's Day Prize Pack from ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’

Father's Day is this weekend, and in case you're still not sure what to get your dad for this annual holiday, we have a giveaway for the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD release of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit that might be right up your alley. Chris Pine stars as a young Jack Ryan, who is recruited by a CIA veteran (Kevin Costner) to uncover a terrorist plot against the United States in director Kenneth Branagh's action-thriller, based on the character created by beloved author Tom Clancy. One lucky grand prize winner will receive a Father's Day Prize Pack that includes a Blu-ray copy signed by director/star Kenneth Branagh, along with a tool kit, the Tom Clancy novel Command Authority, and The Jack Ryan Collection Blu-ray, which includes The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum Of All Fears. Our first prize winners will receive Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit on Blu-ray. Make your father a happy man and enter today! Read on for more details...

HERE'S HOW TO WIN! Just "Like" (fan) the Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours! If you already "Like" , just leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!.

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‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ Kenneth Branagh Featurette | EXCLUSIVE

‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ Kenneth Branagh Featurette | EXCLUSIVE

With less than one week until the Digital HD release of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit on May 20, we have an exclusive featurette that focuses on director/co-star Kenneth Branagh. Stars Chris Pine (Jack Ryan) reveals that the director's specific vision makes his job so much easier, while Kevin Costner (Thomas Harper) comments that the filmmaker is the perfect fit fo this action-thriller. Take a look at this new featurette with behind-the-scenes footage, before Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit debuts May 20 on Digital HD and June 10 on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD.

Hailed as "a superb action thriller" (Scott Mantz, "Access Hollywood") and "taut, tense and terrific" (Bill Bregoli, CBS Radio), the thrill-packed Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is called into action on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD June 10, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives three weeks early on Digital HD May 20th. Delivering "a new beginning for the Tom Clancy thriller fan" (Steve Weintraub, Collider.com), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is "a terrific reimagining" (Dan Casey, Nerdist) of the legendary hero's evolution from soldier to analyst to full-fledged operative. "Kevin Costner and Chris Pine are awesome together" (Steve Weintraub, Collider.com) as a CIA veteran and a new recruit who uncover a terrorist plot to devastate the United States. Directed by and also starring Kenneth Branagh, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is the latest "smart, intense, exciting and very entertaining" (Scott Mantz, "Access Hollywood") adventure from the director of Thor.

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‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ Blu-ray and DVD Arrive June 10th

‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ Blu-ray and DVD Arrive June 10th

Chris Pine and Kevin Costner star in director Kenneth Branagh's action thriller, based on Tom Clancy's popular character.
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‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ Clip 'A Serious Sniper'

‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ Clip 'A Serious Sniper'

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