'Jack Ryan' moves release date to January 2014

05:00 AM, Oct 24, 2013

Shown is a scene from the motion picture Jack Ryan. Chris Pine plays Jack Ryan in JACK RYAN, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. Anatoliy Vorobev/

Written By by Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY

There will be no Christmas celebration with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

Paramount Picture and Skydance Productions announced Thursday that the Chris Pine thriller will move from it’s Christmas Day opening to January 17, 2014.

No reason was given for the release date change, but the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday can be a popular moving-going weekend.

Jack Ryan is directed by Kenneth Branagh and takes the popular movie character back to his origins — an injured Marine (Pine) recruited by a CIA veteran played by Kevin Costner. The two are pitted against a Russian oligarch played by Branagh.

The Cold War setting has been moved to the present day.