Without Remorse (film)
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|Directed by||Stefano Sollima|
|Based on||Without Remorse|
by Tom Clancy
|Edited by||Matthew Newman|
|Distributed by||Amazon Studios|
Tom Clancy's Without Remorse, or simply Without Remorse, is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by Stefano Sollima and written by Taylor Sheridan and Will Staples. It is based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Tom Clancy and a spin-off of the Jack Ryan film series. The film stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Luke Mitchell, Jack Kesy, Brett Gelman, Colman Domingo and Guy Pearce.
The film centers around US Navy SEAL John Clark uncovering an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife by Russian soldiers. When Clark joins forces with fellow SEAL Karen Greer and shadowy CIA officer Robert Ritter, the mission unwittingly exposes a covert plot that threatens to engulf the U.S. and Russia in an all-out war.
- Michael B. Jordan as John Clark
- Jamie Bell as Robert Ritter
- Jodie Turner-Smith as Karen Greer
- Luke Mitchell as Rowdy
- Jack Kesy as Thunder
- Brett Gelman as Victor Rykov
- Colman Domingo as Pastor West
- Guy Pearce as Secretary Clay
- Lauren London as Pam
- Jacob Scipio as Hatchet
- Cam Gigandet as Keith Webb
- Todd Lasance as Dallas
Savoy Pictures first bought the film rights to Without Remorse soon after the novel was released for $2.5 million. At one point, Keanu Reeves was offered the role as Clark for $7 million but declined. Although the film failed to meet its expected December 1995 release date, it was fast tracked after John Milius joined the production with the intent to write and direct the film, working in close consultation with the original book's author Tom Clancy. Variety magazine reported that Laurence Fishburne and Gary Sinise were later attached to star in the adaptation; however, production was shut down for script problems and financial woes with the production company. The film went under development hell for years until Christopher McQuarrie signed on with Paramount Pictures to direct the adaptation in 2012. Tom Hardy was approached by Paramount to play Clark, and Kevin Costner was slated to reprise his role as mentor William Harper from another Clancy-based film, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), but this version was most likely scrapped.
In 2017, it was announced that Akiva Goldsman signed on with the same studio to produce another film adaptation starring Clark, Rainbow Six. On September 20, 2018, Michael B. Jordan was announced to be playing the character in a two-part film series, which will be composed of Without Remorse and Rainbow Six and produced by Goldsman, Jordan, Josh Appelbaum, and Andre Nemec. In December 2018, Stefano Sollima was hired to direct the film. On January 9, 2019, Variety announced that Taylor Sheridan will rewrite the screenplay.
Filming began in Berlin on October 25, 2019. Some filming was scheduled to begin on December 19 near Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. The film possibly completed filming in Los Angeles on October 19, 2020.
Without Remorse was originally scheduled to be released on September 18, 2020 by Paramount Pictures, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was delayed to October 2, 2020, and again to February 26, 2021. In July 2020, Amazon Studios entered talks to acquire the distribution rights to the film and release it digitally on Prime Video. Paramount officially took the film off its theatrical release calendar in November 2020. The film was teased in Amazon's commercial featuring Alexa and Michael B. Jordan made for Super Bowl LV. It will be released on Prime Video on April 30, 2021.
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