“Black Panther” and “Creed” star Michael B. Jordan has signed on to both produce and take the lead role in two upcoming films based on Tom Clancy’s thriller novels “Rainbow Six” and “Without Remorse” at Paramount Pictures.
Jordan is set to play the role of Clancy hero John Clark, a recurring character and a darker version of his more by the books hero Jack Ryan. Clark is an ex-Navy Seal who became a CIA operations officer and has appeared in over 17 Clancy novels, with the two aforementioned ones where he serves as the protagonist.
The ‘Remorse’ novel is an origin story set in 1971 as former Navy SEAL returned from Vietnam John Kelly sets off on an official military rescue of POWs, and a personal vendetta against the drug runners who raped, tortured and killed the first woman he became involved with since his wife’s death.
Numerous attempts to adapt both novels have been made over the years without success and new writers are being sought for these which will kick off with ‘Remorse’ which will then lead into “Rainbow Six”. Akiva Goldsman, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec will produce.
Willem Dafoe previously played the role in 1994’s “Clear and Present Danger” and Liev Schrieber took on the part in 2002’s “The Sum of All Fears”. The news comes as Amazon recently launched a “Jack Ryan” TV series starring John Krasinski. That series was renewed for a second season months ago.