I really wish they would move forward with Rainbow Six before tackling “Without Remorse”, but I guess since “Without Remorse” leads into “Executive Orders”, which is one hell of a thrill ride, I only hope Singleton makes a better choice for his lead than the last Clancy leading man, Ben Affleck. Considering “Without Remorse” is not a Jack Ryan novel I guess the casting of Affleck is out the window – thank you, thank you, thank you.
As for this film, John Singleton is aboard to adapt and direct the thriller for Paramount Pictures, which centers on another one of Clancy’s heros, former Navy SEAL and CIA operative John Kelly, code-named Mr. Clark. Clark is known for his cold-blooded and efficient work ethic and this story shows how an ordinary man crossed the lines of justice and morality to become the CIA legend Mr. Clark.
Singleton is apparently a big fan of the Phillip Noyce-helmed Clancy thrillers Clear and Present Danger and Patriot Games and he hopes to make this film in the same fashion as those two.