Tom Clancy adaptations have been around nearly as long as Tom Clancy novels, but they've never had a Black protagonist before. There have been five Jack Ryans, but John Clark is one of the first major cinematic African-American spies. Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther) takes on the role in a film that's been in development for more than 25 years. The likes of Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Tom Hardy have, at one point or another, been attached, but Jordan's production company Outlier Society finally got it made.
Jordan plays a Navy SEAL distraught over the murder of his pregnant wife. Back in the field, he discovers a massive conspiracy that could bring the U.S. and Russia into a full-on war. He teams up with another SEAL (Jodie Turner-Smith) and a CIA operative (Jamie Bell). The all-star cast also includes Guy Pearce, Colman Domingo and Brett Gelman. The only aspect that keeps me from being too excited is that it hails from the team behind Sicario: Day of the Soldado, one of the worst films of the past few years. But if all goes well, the film will likely be followed by an even bigger adaptation of Rainbow Six, Clancy's massive novel that has inspired numerous video games. It remains to be seen if this movie will tie in with Amazon's Jack Ryan series.
Without Remorse will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on April 30.