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The character of Jack Ryan has hit the cinemas before in films The Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games, Clear And Present Danger and most recently in 2002 in The Sum Of All Fears.
Baldwin backs the Shepherds after getting a taste for life at sea while filming 1990's The Hunt For Red October.
Several of Clancy's 13 bestselling novels have been adapted into films and video games, including The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger and Patriot Games.
The Sum of All Fears, a loose adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel, doesn't exploit product placement but it does capitalize on a proven formula--The Hunt for Red October, the original Jack Ryan film.
And most of the readers who devoured The Hunt For Red October will be surprised to learn that an equally dramatic, but much less successful, event happened aboard a Soviet missile frigate in 1975.
However, in another of his movies, The Hunt for Red October, he played a legendary Soviet Submarine commander who outwits the US Navy in a series of dangerous underwater encounters.
When Clancy exploded on the book scene in the 1980s with The Hunt for Red October, a thriller about a Soviet nuclear submarine whose captain wants to defect, the book was praised in the highest military and policy circles for the author's grasp both of military technology and of the ways soldiers, spies, and politicians think about the technology.
The 40-year-old actor, star of The Hunt for Red October, The Shadow' and The Getaway, said: "You never think it will happen to you.