Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Trailer Jumps In

'We'll never see it coming...'

After months without a sniff of a big promotional push for the new Jack Ryan film – bar some stills – things have kicked up a notch with the movie due out in December. Following the poster earlier this week, the trailer for this latest Ryan adventure (subtitled Shadow Recruit) has now arrived online for your viewing pleasure.

Shadow Recruit, directed by and co-starring Kenneth Branagh, is a reboot of Ryan’s origin story that has Star Trek’s Chris Pine inheriting the mantle from Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.

In this one, despite his relative youth, Ryan’s an established CIA covert analyst who discovers a sneaky Russian plot (by Branagh’s Viktor Cherevin) to crash the U.S. economy. Naturally, stopping the evil plan won’t require sitting at a computer watching the stock market figures: it’ll mean Ryan getting into all sorts of action scrapes.

Add to that his handler / mentor, William Harper (Kevin Costner) trying to help him stay alive, and his relationship with wife Cathy (Keira Knightley) and you’ll got the makings of a full-on Ryan cocktail. From the looks of this first promo, Branagh and his team (including writer Adam Cozad tackling Tom Clancy’s most famous character) are looking to the likes of Bourne and the modern Bond for this one.

With David Paymer, Colm Feore and Nonso Anozie among the cast, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is out in the UK on December 26.