Michael B Jordan’s “Without Remorse” is gaining steam at Paramount as “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” director Stefano Sollima is in talks to direct the studio’s adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.
Jordan will play John Clark, the head of Rainbow Six and a close ally of Clancy’s most famous creation, Jack Ryan. Clark was previously played on the screen by by Willem Dafoe in 1994’s “Clear and Present Danger,” and by Liev Schreiber in the 2002’s “The Sum of All Fears.” “Without Remorse” serves as an origin story for the character, a former Navy SEAL who joins the CIA after waging a vendetta against a drug smuggling organized crime outfit.
Akiva Goldsman will produce the film. Jordan will also produce with Josh Appelbaum and Corin Nemec.
“Without Remorse” is currently planned as part of a series to be followed by an adaptation of Clancy’s “Rainbow Six.” The series will mark the second currently-ongoing production based on Tom Clancy’s characters and concepts, following Amazon prime’s
Jack Ryan,” which stars John Krasinski.
Along with “Without Remorse,” Sollima is also attached to Activision’s upcoming “Call of Duty” movie.
Sollima is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Variety first reported the news.