Without Remorse (film)

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Without Remorse
Without Remorse poster.jpg
Official release poster
Directed byStefano Sollima
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Taylor Sheridan
  • Will Staples
Based onWithout Remorse
by Tom Clancy
Starring
Music byJónsi[1]
CinematographyPhilippe Rousselot
Edited byMatthew Newman[2]
Production
companies
Distributed byAmazon Studios
Release date
  • April 30, 2021 (2021-04-30)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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.

Originally to be theatrically released by Paramount Pictures, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon Studios acquired the rights and will release it on Prime Video on April 30, 2021.[3]

Premise[edit]

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.[3]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Savoy Pictures first bought the film rights to Without Remorse soon after the novel was released for $2.5 million.[5] At one point, Keanu Reeves was offered the role as Clark for $7 million but declined.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8] The film went under development hell for years until Christopher McQuarrie signed on with Paramount Pictures to direct the adaptation in 2012.[9] 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.[10]

In 2017, it was announced that Akiva Goldsman signed on with the same studio to produce another film adaptation starring Clark, Rainbow Six.[11] 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.[12] In December 2018, Stefano Sollima was hired to direct the film.[13] On January 9, 2019, Variety announced that Taylor Sheridan will rewrite the screenplay.[14]

In September 2019, Jamie Bell and Jodie Turner-Smith were cast, with Luke Mitchell, Jacob Scipio, Cam Gigandet, Jack Kesy, Todd Lasance and Brett Gelman joining in October.[15][16][17][18][19]

Filming began in Berlin on October 25, 2019.[20] Some filming was scheduled to begin on December 19 near Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.[21] The film possibly completed filming in Los Angeles on October 19, 2020.[22]

Release[edit]

Without Remorse was originally scheduled to be released on September 18, 2020 by Paramount Pictures,[23] but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was delayed to October 2, 2020,[24] and again to February 26, 2021.[25] In July 2020, Amazon Studios entered talks to acquire the distribution rights to the film and release it digitally on Prime Video.[26] Paramount officially took the film off its theatrical release calendar in November 2020.[27] The film was teased in Amazon's commercial featuring Alexa and Michael B. Jordan made for Super Bowl LV.[28] It will be released on Prime Video on April 30, 2021.[3]

Sequel[edit]

In September 2018, Michael B. Jordan was announced to be playing John Clark in a two-part film series, with Rainbow Six as the intended sequel to the film.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jónsi Scoring Stefano Sollima's 'Without Remorse'". Film Music Reporter. February 1, 2021. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  2. ^ "Iconic Editorial Opens With Academy Award-Winning Editors". www.prnewswire.com.
  3. ^ a b c Kit, Borys (February 8, 2021). "Michael B. Jordan's Outlier Society Signs Film Deal With Amazon". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  4. ^ Gemmill, Allie (February 8, 2021). "'Without Remorse': Michael B. Jordan's Tom Clancy Amazon Movie Gets a Release Date, New Poster". Collider. Retrieved February 10, 2021.
  5. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike. "Paramount Confirms Christopher McQuarrie Taking On Tom Clancy's 'Without Remorse'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  6. ^ Fretts, Bruce. "Harrison Ford takes on Tom Clancy...again". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "Clancy, Milius: military minds 'Without Remorse'". Variety. August 7, 1995. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  8. ^ Busch, Anita M. "SAVOY WITHOUT 'REMORSE'". Variety. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  9. ^ Jr., Mike Fleming (August 7, 2012). "Paramount Confirms Christopher McQuarrie Taking On Tom Clancy's 'Without Remorse'".
  10. ^ "Is Tom Hardy Without Remorse?". IGN. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  11. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (July 11, 2017). "Akiva Goldsman To Paramount; 'Rainbow Six', 'Ologies' & 'Avengelyne'". Deadline. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  12. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 20, 2018). "Michael B. Jordan to Play Tom Clancy Character John Clark". Variety. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  13. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 5, 2018). "'Sicario 2' Filmmaker to Direct Michael B. Jordan in 'Without Remorse' Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  14. ^ Kroll, Justin. "Taylor Sheridan to Rewrite Michael B. Jordan's 'Without Remorse' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  15. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 17, 2019). "Jamie Bell Joins Michael B. Jordan in 'Without Remorse' Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)".
  16. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 18, 2019). "'Queen and Slim' Star Jodie Turner-Smith Joins Michael B. Jordan in 'Without Remorse' (EXCLUSIVE)".
  17. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 1, 2019). "'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Luke Mitchell Boards Paramount's Tom Clancy Pic 'Without Remorse'".
  18. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 4, 2019). "Paramount Tom Clancy Pic 'Without Remorse' Enlists Four For Michael B. Jordan's Navy SEAL Team".
  19. ^ "Brett Gelman Joins Michael B. Jordan in 'Without Remorse' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. October 18, 2019.
  20. ^ "BER-Baustelle ist wieder Filmkulisse". berlin.de.
  21. ^ Gaskins, Nikki (December 16, 2019). "Movie Filming To Shut Down Several DC Roads, Police Say". Patch. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  22. ^ David Robb (October 19, 2020). "FilmLA Says 17 Movies, TV Series & Reality Shows Are Shooting On Location Or Recently Wrapped In L.A." Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  23. ^ Couch, Aaron (February 4, 2019). "Michael B. Jordan's 'Without Remorse' Sets 2020 Release Date". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  24. ^ "Michael B. Jordan's 'Without Remorse' Snaps Up New Fall 2020 Release Date". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  25. ^ "Paramount Moves 'Without Remorse' To 2021". June 26, 2020. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  26. ^ Lang, Brent (July 23, 2020). "Amazon Nears Deal for Michael B. Jordan's 'Without Remorse' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  27. ^ Trilby Beresford (November 13, 2020). "Paramount Pictures Takes Michael B. Jordan Pic 'Without Remorse,' 'Micronauts' Off 2021 Release Calendar". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  28. ^ "Michael B. Jordan's Becomes Alexa in Amazon's Super Bowl Ad". ScreenCrush.
  29. ^ Kroll, Justin. "Michael B. Jordan to Play Tom Clancy Character John Clark". Variety. Retrieved October 6, 2018.

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