First official image of Chris Pine as Jack Ryan

Paramount Pictures have treated the world to the first official image of Chris Pine as Jack Ryan.

In the first shot revealed from the as-yet untitled prequel, Pine tears through Manhattan on a motorcycle (perhaps using the biking skills honed as Star Trek ’s wild one, Captain Kirk).

The as-yet untitled prequel co-stars Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner, as well as Kenneth Branagh (who’s also directing).

A possible franchise kick-starter, the thriller will see Ryan working as a financial consultant for a Russian billionaire, before being framed for a terrorist plot. At least this image suggest Ryan won't just be an office-bound pen-pusher...

Check out the image in full below: