John Krasinski is Your New Jack Ryan

The Jack Ryan saga, made famous throughout the years with turns by Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford (and later sullied by Ben Affleck and Chris Pine), will have John Krasinski in the driver’s seat for the new TV version of the character.

According to the report over at Empire, Amazon Studios have picked up the tv rights and will distribute. There’s no timetable on the show’s release, but it isn’t expected to directly follow any Tom Clancy stories.

If anything, John Krasinski can return that bookish undercurrent in the Jack Ryan character missing in Pine and Affleck’s performances. Granted, the films weren’t that great to begin with.

What do you think about the Krasinski decision?

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.