Paramount and Skydance have shifted the release date of Tom Clancy’s “Without Remorse,” which stars Michael B. Jordan as Clancy fan-favorite John Clark, to Feb. 26, 2021, the studio announced on Friday.
The film was originally slated to be released on Oct. 2 of this year.
John Clark, the head of an international counter-terrorist unit called Rainbow Six, was regarded by Clancy as the “dark side” of his protagonist, Jack Ryan. Jordan will be the third actor to play the character on screen, following Willem Dafoe in the 1994 adaptation of “Clear and Present Danger” and Liev Schreiber in the 2002 film “The Sum of All Fears.”
“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.
“Sicario: Day of the Soldado” director Stefano Sollima directed the project. Akiva Goldsman produced the film. Jordan also produced with Josh Appelbaum and Corin Nemec.
The move comes as COVID-19 infections continue to rise in cities across the U.S. On Friday, Disney announced that it has once again moved the release date of its live-action adaptation of “Mulan,” now opening Aug. 21, striking a major blow to the movie theater industry’s hope for a strong summer reopening.