“Sicario: Day of the Soldado” director Stefano Sollima has reportedly begun talks to direct the film adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel “Without Remorse” at Paramount Pictures.
“Creed” star Michael B. Jordan will both produce and star in the lead role of operations officer John Clark, an ex-Navy Seal who became a CIA operations officer. The character has appeared in over seventeen Clancy novels, serving as a darker version of his more by the books hero Jack Ryan.
The ‘Remorse’ novel is an origin story set in 1971 as former Navy SEAL returned from Vietnam John Terrence Kelly (who takes on the Clark name) 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 the two Clark-led books, this and “Rainbow Six,” have been made over the years without success. In September Jordan signed on to both star in and produce both and has been meeting with helmers about directing the projects.
So far Sollima is only in talks for ‘Remorse’ which is going first and hopes to go into production next year, though one complication could be the “Call of Duty” movie which Sollima is attached to direct and which Activision is pushing hard to get into production sometime next year as well.
Akiva Goldsman, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec will produce. Willem Dafoe previously played John Clark in 1994’s “Clear and Present Danger” and Liev Schrieber took on the part in 2002’s “The Sum of All Fears”.