According to Variety, writer-actor Taylor Sheridan has been tapped to rewrite the screenplay for Paramount Pictures‘ film adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse. This project will reunite Sheridan with director Stefano Sollima, who he worked with on Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan is set to lead the film and a planned sequel, an adaptation of Rainbow Six.
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Jordan is set to play the role of Clancy hero John Clark, a recurring character in Clancy’s novels. Clark is an 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 origin.
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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.
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