Variety is exclusively reporting that Stefano Sollima is in talks with Paramount Pictures to direct the adaptation of Tom Clancy novel Without Remorse, which has Michael B. Jordan attached to star as operations officer John Clark.
John Clark aka John Terrence Kelly, is an ex-Navy Seal turned operations officer for the CIA and has appeared in seventeen novels since 1988. Though mainly serving as a secondary character who helps CIA analyst Jack Ryan with more of the physical elements of the missions they’re involved in, Clark come into the spotlight in the novel Without Remorse, which tells the backstory of how he came to work for the CIA. Clark was also the main focus of Rainbow Six, which followed his new task force and its mission to protect the world from its greatest terrorist threats. On the big screen, Clark has been played by Willem Dafoe (Clear and Present Danger) and Liev Schreiber (The Sum of All Fears).
Paramount Pictures hopes to launch a franchise with Michael B. Jordan as John Clark, with him currently attached to Without Remorse and an upcoming Rainbow Six film in the pipeline. The report states that Sollima, who directed Sicario: Day of the Soldado, is only set to direct Without Remorse. Akiva Goldsman will serve as producer on the project alongside Michael B. Jordan, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec.
Without Remorse is being eyed for production in 2019.