In one of the most brilliant and best moves made in cinema, Paramount is now segueing to prolific screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Yellowstone, Hell Or High Water) pen the script for Without Remorse, first on the block for the studio’s two developing Tom Clancy adaptations; the other being Rainbow Six.
Creed and Creed 2 star Michael B. Jordan is tapped to star in the film taking the mantle as John Clark, a fixture in seventeen of the late Clancy’s twenty-five “Jack Ryan” novels. Akiva Goldsman is spearheading as the main producer.
Per the book description, Clark is the codename adapted by ex-Navy SEAL John Kelly, widowed months earlier from the death of his pregnant wife, now toggling between enemies at home and abroad facing a deadly rescue mission overseas, and avenging the death of a runaway drug mule at the hands of traffickers.
The move marks a reunion for Sherdian who penned Denis Villeneuve’s critically acclaimed crime opus, Sicario, as well as its sequel, Sicario 2: Day Of The Soldado from director Stefano Sollima. Sollima was attached to direct Without Remose last month.
Next to acting and screenwriting, Sheridan also made his directing debut in 2017 with the Jeremy Renner/Elizabeth Olsen-led neo-Western murder mystery thriller, Wind River.
Variety‘s Justin Kroll broke the exclusive on Wednesday.