Thursday, September 20, 2018

Michael B. Jordan to Star in Rainbow Six Movie

Black Panther's Michael B. Jordan will be starring in the lead role of movie adaptations for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six novel.

When Hollywood's rising star Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed) was rumored to be cast in the role of Superman for upcoming Man of Steel sequel following the news of British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Mission: Impossible – Fallout) leaving the DC Extended Universe, we didn't give much fuss about it.

However, Jordan sure is going to be very busy soon starring in upcoming big-screen adaptation of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six novel, playing as protagonist John Clark.

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Michael B. Jordan to Star in Rainbow Six Movie

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Apparently, Jordan has been roped in by Paramount Pictures to play the role of John Clark in their upcoming film projects Rainbow Six and Without Remorse. His character is of a former Navy Seal who turned into a CIA operative, debuting in a 1987 novel called The Cardinal of the Kremlin.

Without Remorse will serve as a prequel that will explore the back-story of Clark and Rainbow Six movie will focus on his time in a NATO approved counter-terrorist group named "Rainbow".

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For years now, Paramount has been trying to tell an origin story of John Clark through Without Remorse, which Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) was supposed to direct back in 2012 to follow up R6 movie in 2017 but things didn't work out as the studio wanted.

Akiva Goldsman, who previously wrote scripts for movies like A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man and The Dark Tower, will serve as a producer for the film along with Corrin Nemec, Josh Appelbaum and Jordan himself.

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Akiva Goldsman to Produce Rainbow Six Movie

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Currently, a new action political thriller series by Tom Clancy titled Jack Ryan has been released on Amazon Video with actor John Krasinski (13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of BenghaziA Quiet Place) in the titular lead role. Another movie adaptation based on Clancy's work, Splinter Cell has been in works starring Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Venom) as Sam Fisher in it.

Several other books from the same author has been made films on including Clear and Present Danger, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, NetForce, Patriot Games, The Hunt for Red October and The Sum of All Fears.