Creed and Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan is about to embark on, not one, but two Tom Clancy adventures. Jordan is set to star in and produce both adaptations of Rainbow Six and Without Remorse for Paramount Pictures.
Jordan is set to play the role of Clancy hero John Clark, a recurring character and a darker version of his more by the books hero Jack Ryan. Clark is an ex-Navy Seal who became a CIA operations officer and has appeared in more than 17 Clancy novels, with the two aforementioned ones where he serves as the protagonist.
Without Remorse is set during the Vietnam War and serves as an origin story of John Clark, one of the recurring characters in the Jack Ryan universe. Without Remorse introduces Clark as former Navy SEAL John Kelly, and explains how he changed his name.
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Rainbow Six focuses on John Clark, Ding Chavez, and a fictional multi-national counterterrorist unit codenamed Rainbow, rather than Jack Ryan and national politics. It has also been adapted into a series of video games by the same name. The video game describes Rainbow as an international counter-terrorism operation hosted by NATO and funded by money funnelled through the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Both books have previously been the subject to adaptations but neither came to fruition. However, the role of John Clark has previously been portrayed by both Willem Dafoe in Clear and Present Danger and Liev Schrieber in The Sum of all Fears.
Writers are now being sought to put a script into place.