Dec. 25: an action hero returns

By Chris Nashawaty
Updated January 11, 2013 at 05:00 AM EST

Much has changed in the 10 years since the last installment of Tom Clancy’s espionage franchise (the rise of Bourne, the rebirth of 007), but Jack Ryan director Kenneth Branagh insists there’s still a place for Clancy’s hero (now played by Chris Pine). ”One of the things that distinguishes him [from Bourne and Bond] is he’s an Everyman…. He’s closer to you and me.” Of course, with a higher security clearance and much bluer eyes.