Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT follows former Marine Ryan (Chris Pine), who while working as a financial analyst discovers a terrorist plot to devalue American currency. The plot is masterminded by Russian oligarch Viktor Cherevin, played by Kenneth Branagh, who also directs.

Cinesite was involved in planning the visual effects at the pre-production stage, with filming subsequently taking place in Liverpool, London, Moscow and New York. Much of the visual effects involved altering the background locations to fit with the story.

Cherevin’s Moscow office is a stylish, minimalist space, lined with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, shiny marble tiled floors and chrome, polished surfaces. Filmed on a set at Pinewood Studios against green screen, one of the greatest challenges was to create realistic reflections throughout the space. The outside environment was created using location photography of Moscow, wrapped around geometry to give realistic parallax. This environment was brought inside the room to create the reflections, adding details like tile distortions to the floor to give a realistic, non-uniform look.

Cinesite digitally completed construction on the new World Trade Center, which at time of filming was only half built, as well as making various international locations appear Russian. In another sequence, a small private airport in the UK was turned into Teterboro airport in New Jersey using digital matte painting techniques, also adding a CG helicopter and airplane.

  • Release date: 17.01.2014
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • Director Kenneth Branagh
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