Jack RyanThe Tom Clancy books focusing on CIA agent, John Ryan that spawned movies, The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears are all in my list of all-time favourite action movies. The books that Clancy has written were all be converted from the page to the screen brilliantly. They’ve also had excellent casts with high profile actors playing the lead role of Jack Ryan.

Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck have all played the part and today, Variety are reporting that next to take on the lead is Captain Kirk…. I mean Chris Pine!!

The movie has no name as yet but the two books that haven’t yet been made into movies are ‘Red Rabbit’, about a plot to kill the Pope; and ‘The Cardinal of the Kremlin’, where Ryan is still a CIA analyst working his way up the ranks.

All the other movies have had excellent supporting casts with the likes of Sean Connery, Sam Neill, Sean Bean and James Earl Jones. Hopefully the trend will continue and we’ll begin to get more details on who else may be signing up to the project.

We’ll keep you posted with more info as we get it.