Michael B. Jordan gives fans a first look at Without Remorse, the Tom Clancy adaptation he'll star in. In what has been a whirlwind rise to prominence over the past two years, Jordan has managed to score some big hits and build a sizable fan base. The Creed and Black Panther star gained instant critical acclaim for his work as murdered Oakland resident Oscar Grant III in 2009’s Fruitvale Station. From that point onward, Jordan has gone from strength to strength, proving along the way that he has the talent for emotional drama as well as large-scale studio features. While Creed fans are still buzzing over Jordan potentially taking on directorial duties in Creed 3, as well as starring in it, other projects continue to move forward.
Jordan has now found himself front and center in a film that has been in development hell for at least 25 years now. Written by the late Tom Clancy, Without Remorse was published in 1993 and found instant success, debuting in the number one slot on the New York Times bestseller list. The film rights were sold soon afterward, and over the years since, everyone from Keanu Reeves to Kevin Costner and Tom Hardy have at one time or another been linked to the film’s lead character, John Clark.
At long last, filming on Without Remorse is under way, with an official release date currently set for September 18, 2020. For those who have been following the progress of the on-again, off-again origin story, the finished product likely can’t arrive soon enough. And while September is still a long way off, Jordan has got his fans’ backs, posting a brand new teaser trailer for the upcoming film on his Instagram account. The teaser is as brief as you’d expect it to be, but despite this, there’s clearly a lot going on with Jordan’s character. You can check it out Jordan's teaser trailer for Without Remorse below:
Without Remorse works as an origin story into the life of CIA operative John Clark. Clark became a part of Clancy’s Ryanverse novels as early as 1987’s The Cardinal of the Kremlin, but it wasn’t until 1993 that Clark received the full origin story treatment of Without Remorse. The story is set during the Vietnam War, at a time when Clark was then known as John Kelly. Aside from telling audiences how and why Clark went from being part of the Navy Seals’ Underwater Demolition Team to a CIA operative with a different name, Without Remorse also aims to set up the novel’s follow-up, Rainbow Six, in which Jordan will also star.
Though it’s been a long wait indeed for Without Remorse, there’s a good chance that, with Jordan in the lead, the film could at last reach the heights that many have long expected it to. It’s unfortunate that Clancy passed away in 2013, at a time when Mission: Impossible director Christopher McQuarrie was still signed on to direct the adaptation. Much has changed since then, but with Jordan’s track record and dedicated fan base, there’s at last a viable chance for Without Remorse to do justice to Clancy’s best-selling novel.
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- Without Remorse (2020) release date: Sep 18, 2020