Video: Check out the second action-packed trailer for espionage thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 7 years ago

Video: Check out the second action-packed trailer for espionage thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

"Talk me through your very scary scenario..."

Well, here at JOE HQ we're huge fans of the Jack Ryan films of the 1990s (The Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games, Clear And Present Danger) and now we're worried that this new incarnation won't live up to expectations – THAT's our very scary scenario.

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We brought you the first trailer for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit a couple of weeks back, and this morning Paramount Pictures have released their second exclusive clip.

Clearly mixing elements of Die Hard, Bourne and Bond, this latest Tom Clancy adaptation sees Chris Pine stepping into the shoes of Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck – not an easy job.

Mainly because trying to wear three pairs of shoes at once is pretty difficult. Believe us, we’ve tried.

Pine is Ryan, a young CIA analyst who was "promised an office job" but is instead led into the big bad world of espionage by his shadowy supervisor, played by Kevin Costner.

This time around there is some more footage of what appears to be Ryan's efforts to thwart an assassination attempt at the hands of Notorious B.I.G., something he achieves by mainly closing lots of doors in his attacker's face. Great CIA tactics there...

The film also stars Keira Knightly as Mrs Ryan but, for JOE, the most exciting aspect is the double presence of Irishman Kenneth Branagh who is on board as both the director of the film and as Jack Ryan’s nemesis, the Russian Viktor Cherevin.

The trailers are looking good so far so we’ve got everything crossed that this new incarnation of Jack Ryan will be just as thrilling as those previous films.

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Don’t let us down please:

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is scheduled for release in Ireland on 26th December 2013.

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