No fewer than two movies are being developed set within the resurgent Clancy-verse. Paramount Pictures has announced Black Panther and Creed’s Michael B. Jordan has been signed up to play the role of Rainbow Six director and erstwhile Navy Seal, John Clark.
Sources have told Variety that Paramount Pictures has two movies in the works based on two Clancy novels - Rainbow Six and Without Remorse. The movies will be produced by Akiva Goldsman along with Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, and Michael B. Jordan himself.
Both books feature Clark as the main character, and Without Remorse will be the first of the two movies. It acts as an origin story for Clark before he becomes the leader of the titular Rainbow Six. The latter, of course, became the inspiration for the tactical shooter by the same name, featuring a NATO-powered international counter-terrorism unit based in Hereford, England, that heads off around the globe to diffuse terrorist situations. Usually, these are achieved through the ultimate negotiation method - a triple-tap of bullets.
There has been a spate of Tom Clancy movies already of course, including The Sum of All Fears, The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger. It’s a franchise that’s gone off the boil lately, although the Clancy-verse is enjoying somewhat of a resurgence this year. Buoyed by Rainbow Six Siege, there’s a new Jack Ryan TV show that aired recently on Amazon Prime to a positive reception, and now the announcement of two new movies, all of which are being funded by Paramount.
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