Without Remorse: Michael B. Jordan-led film sets Amazon release date
Amazon Studios has finally set the release date for the upcoming film adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse after successfully acquiring the distribution rights to the Michael B. Jordan-led action film from Paramount Pictures. Originally scheduled for a February 2021 theatrical release, the film will now be making its debut on April 30, 2021, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Check out the full poster in the gallery below!
Additionally, Deadline brings word that Michael B. Jordan has also officially signed an overall and first-look deal with Amazon Studios to develop films and television shows exclusively for Prime Video. Jordan, through his Outlier Society, is set to produce and acquire elevated films that reflect Outlier’s desire to showcase diverse filmmaking talent for Amazon’s growing original movies slate. One of the projects that is being developed under this new deal is a new limited series adaptation, centering around the life of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation set to produce.
“We’re excited to deepen our relationship with Outlier Society! Michael, Liz and the team will be key partners in our efforts to showcase compelling, ambitious and addictive content that can reach our global audience,” Head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “They share our passion for amplifying new and exciting voices with an emphasis on diversity both above and below the line.”
Jordan added, “We can’t wait for everyone to see Without Remorse, our next chapter in the Tom Clancy universe – it’s an action-packed thrill ride fans will love. Bringing Outlier Society’s slate of film, television and multi-media content all under the same roof is an exciting next chapter for us. Amazon’s global and expansive reach offers us the ability to entertain and engage our audience in innovative ways, while maintaining our commitment to supporting a wide range of stories and storytellers. I’m thrilled to be kicking off the partnership with Without Remorse this Spring.”
Jordan is set to play the role of Clancy hero John Clark, a recurring character in Clancy’s novels. Clark is an ex-Navy Seal who became a CIA operations officer. At first, he was a secondary character who helped Jack Ryan’s missions but the novel Without Remorse made him the lead and told his thrilling, yet tragic, origin tale. In the film, Clark seeks revenge after his girlfriend is killed by a Baltimore drug lord.
The film will be directed by Stefano Sollima (Sicario: Day of the Soldado) from a screenplay adapted by Taylor Sheridan. The cast also includes Jamie Bell (Jumper), Luke Mitchell (Blindspot), Cam Gigandet (Ice), Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim), Jacob Scipio (Bad Boys for Life), Brett Gelman (Stranger Things), Jack Kesy (Claws), and Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead).
It will be produced by Jordan, Akiva Goldsman (Transformers), Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. Paramount Pictures is developing two film adaptations of Tom Clancy’s thriller novels Without Remorse and Rainbox Six with Jordan also set to star in the planned sequel.
John Clark has appeared in a number of Tom Clancy’s novels dating back to 1988’s The Cardinal and the Kremlin, as the darker side of the Jack Ryan character who works primarily in the field and typically operates by his own personal brand of ethics. The character was played by Willem Dafoe in Clear and Present Danger, starring Harrison Ford, and by Liev Schreiber in The Sum of All Fears starring Ben Affleck.