Paramount’s new Jack Ryan adventure may not be out until the end of next year, but we’re already being teased with the first image of Chris Pine as the eponymous character. We’re not sure where he’s going in this photo, but he seems quite annoyed about it.
Pine is the fourth actor to star in the iconic role, preceded by Alec Baldwin (The Hunt For Red October) Harrison Ford (Patriot Games and Clear And Present Danger), and Ben Affleck (The Sum Of All Fears), but director Kenneth Branagh and screenwriters Adam Cozad, David Koepp and Anthony Peckham are going off-script as this will be the first Jack Ryan film not based on any of the novels. It will focus on Jack Ryan’s move from the Marine Corps to a position as a financial advisor on Wall Street – a career move which takes an unpleasant turn after he finds himself framed for a terrorist plot to ruin the US economy.
As this new still from Coming Soon reveals, Jack Ryan knows how to go on the run in style. The motorcycle that Pine is riding is a Ducati Diavel Carbon, which sells for around $20,000 and is ideal for fleeing terrorists, government agencies, and Kenneth Branagh. I’m not being paid by Ducati to tell you this, but if any of their reps want to send me a free motorbike then I won’t turn it down. I’d like one in Hot Pink.