Tom Clancy's super agent Jack Ryan will be making his move to the small screen in the future.
Amazon has just given the official go ahead for Jack Ryan to enter into production. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit did all right at the box office, though it paled compared to previous incarnations of the Jack Ryan story. According to Box Office Mojo, the film earned the least of the five previous Jack Ryan movies at just over $135.5 million in box office receipts worldwide.
Setting a franchise up for television, though, is something of a different animal than prepping for a movie, so Amazon is setting its sights high for the latest adventures for Tom Clancy's beloved spy. John Krasinski, who last surprised audiences with a role in the Michael Bay action flick 13 Hours, has been tapped as the latest actor to take on Jack Ryan's mantle. Krasinski himself appeared excited by the prospect, tweeting an image of a stack of Tom Clancy's books:
The choice in who to have as Jack Ryan for the television series of the same name should come as no huge surprise. Krasinski has become an A-lister, thanks to roles in The Office and 13 Hours, and was also a frontrunner for the role of Captain America before Chris Evans ultimately took the part, according to Cinemablend. Krasinski should be quite capable as the titular spy Jack Ryan in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.
The series is planned to focus on Ryan as he discovers a pattern in terrorist communication which could lead to destruction on a global scale. Comic Book Resources reports that Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Graham Roland (Almost Human) are penning and developing the storyline, and Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan is slated to be a co-production of Paramount and Skydance Television.
Bay will also be executive producing the series, according to People, and it looks like the series will endure throughout a 10-episode arc. While there is no official word yet as to when, exactly, the series is scheduled to hit the small screen, The 405 reports that it looks like Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan might hit television screens at some point in the spring.
Outside of a few interviews, Krasinski has been largely absent from television screens since his days on The Office. Fans have been busy tweeting their appreciation for the news that he's making a return to the small screen.
Krasinski has been a fan favorite since his days on The Office, and is no doubt continuing to make his way through some of Tom Clancy's finest Jack Ryan novels. He is currently filming God Particle with J.J. Abrams, which is due for release in February 2017.
Let's hope Jack Ryan doesn't have quite the same quippy one-liners as James Bond, check the video out below for the best one-off Bond lines:
Do you think Krasinski has what it takes to bring Jack Ryan to life on TV?
Box Office Mojo: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/franchises/chart/?id=jackryan.htm
Comic Book Resources: http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2016/08/16/amazon-greenlights-jack-ryan-series-starring-john-krasinski/
The 405: https://www.thefourohfive.com/film/article/john-krasinski-will-star-as-jack-ryan-in-new-tv-series-147