Shield Creator Tackles Tom Clancy

“The Shield” creator Shawn Ryan has signed on to adapt Tom Clancy’s 1993 best-seller “Without Remorse” for Paramount Pictures reports Vulture.

The 1971-set book follows John Kelly (aka. John Clark), a former Navy SEAL returned from Vietnam, taking charge in two operations – 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.

Clark has been portrayed on-screen twice before by Willem Dafoe in “Clear and Present Danger” and Liev Schrieber in “The Sum of All Fears”. Attempts have been made to translate this book to film before, but have failed each time.

Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and David Ellison will produce.