Outside of his body of written work — which encompasses nearly thirty fiction and non-fiction titles — the late Tom Clancy is perhaps best known for the Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell series that bear his name. But before his books spawned videogames, they spawned movies. And before there was Sam Fisher, there was Jack Ryan. The CIA-analyst-turned-action-hero has been M.I.A. from cinema screens for over a decade, but director Kenneth Branagh aims to reverse that trend with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which reboots the series for today's audiences while paying homage to the franchise's Cold War roots.