jack-ryanPatrick Doyle has been hired to score the upcoming action thriller Jack Ryan. The reboot of the franchise based on the characters created by Tom Clancy is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Chris Pine in the title role as an ex-Marine who works as a successful financial analyst in Moscow and discovers a plot by his employer to finance a terrorist attack designed to collapse the U.S. economy, and must race against time to save America and his wife. Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner and Branagh himself are co-starring. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers series, Red, Salt) is producing the project with Mace Neufeld (The Hunt for Red OctoberInvictus) and David Barron (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Hamlet). Doyle has scored most of Branagh’s previous directorial features, including Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Frankenstein and most recently, Marvel’s Thor. The composer follows James Horner (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger), Basil Poledouris (The Hunt for Red October) and Jerry Goldsmith (The Sum of all Fears) who have previously scored movies based on Clancy’s novels featuring Ryan’s character. Jack Ryan is set to be released on December 25, 2013 by Paramount Pictures.

  1. Macejko says:

    Finally, some work for the genius.

  2. Justin Boggan says:

    He’s also scoring (or already scored, but the film hasn’t opened) “Effie”.

    • Macejko says:

      That’s also good news. I don’t understand why the directors don’t use Doyle more often. His music beats Desplat’s anytime. Easily.

  3. Daniel P. says:

    He should score Thor: The Dark World also.

  4. Justin Boggan says:

    He was in talks to score to Thor and Apes sequels, but no official word yet. For short while Elliot Goldenthal’s wikipedia page said he was scoring the Thor sequel, using Doyle’s theme; that entry has since been removed.