Michael B. Jordan to Play Tom Clancy Hero John Clark

Angelo Anderson
September 21, 2018

Without Remorse will follow the novel in setting up the origins of Clark while Rainbow Six will follow the character as he forms the titular multi-national counterterrorism unit the games are based on.

Amazon's Jack Ryan series - with The Office star John Krasinski in the title role - was enjoyable.

According to Variety, Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan has signed on for a leading role in Paramount Pictures' upcoming film adaptations of Tom Clancy's thriller novels Rainbow Six and Without Remorse. Jordan is a talented, charismatic star, and Clark is a good, solid character that hasn't been done to death like Jack Ryan. The planned adaptations include Clancy's 1993 novel Without Remorse, showing Clark's origins in the Central Intelligence Agency while combating street criminals on the streets of Baltimore, and 1998's Rainbox Six which has Clark lead a team of special forces soldiers in counterterrorism missions around the world. Ahead of the show's premiere, Amazon had already ordered a second installment.

Akiva Goldsman, who led the studio's writers' room for the Transformers universe not too long ago, is "spearheading this endeavor as the film's main producer", and he'll produce alongside Jordan, Josh Appelbaum, and Andre Nemec.

Paramount Pictures will be producing these first two Rainbow Six movies.

Variety has the news of Jordan's casting, saying that he'll play ex-Navy SEAL-turned-CIA-operative John Kelly (aka John Clark) in a new film franchise over at Paramount. Clark was largely used as a supporting character to Jack Ryan, until he was given his own adventure in "Without Remorse". In films, Clark has been played by Willem Dafoe in Paramount's "Clear and Present Danger" adaptation, starring Harrison Ford as Ryan, as well as by Liev Schreiber in "The Sum of All Fears", which starred Ben Affleck as Ryan. Clark has appeared in over 17 Clancy novels. Let us know in the comments!

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