In the depths of the pandemic, Paramount Pictures dumped Without Remorse on Amazon. It was easy to see why. It was awful. We termed it “Without Any Relationship To The Source Material”. Even though it teased Rainbow Six as a sequel, we are staggered it is actually happening.
Without Remorse basically removed almost everything that was good about the novel, one of Clancy’s best, and replaced it with a generic and noisy thriller with none of the interesting aspects of either the character or the story. It was frustratingly pointless, and audiences felt the same as us, rewarding it with 46% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Paramount are obviously flush with all that sweet Top Gun: Maverick money so they aren’t being too choosy about spending it. That is the only possible explanation. So they have chosen to proceed with Rainbow Six as a direct sequel to the 2021 disaster, ands have tapped up John Wick franchise director Chad Stahelski to direct.
Rainbow Six centers on ex-Navy SEAL-turned-CIA operative John Clark. Michael B. Jordan will return for the new movie about the character who had his birth in the Jack Ryan novels. Willem Dafoe and Liev Schrieber have previously taken on the role on screen. He is yet to appear in Amazon’s Jack Ryan series.
The novel deals with Clark becoming head of an international anti-terrorist task force just as a series of terrorist attacks sweeps the globe that all seems to be co-ordinated. A series of video games by Ubisoft have also featured the team.
According to reports, they aim to release this one into theaters, and Stahelski will executive produce via his 87Eleven Entertainment banner.