Chad Stahelski (John Wick) has been tapped to direct Rainbow Six, the film adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel for Paramount Pictures. The film will star Michael B. Jordan, and will serve as a sequel to Without Remorse, which hit Amazon in April 2021.
Without Remorse saw Jordan portray CIA agent John Clark, and he will do so again here. Details for the plot are under wraps, but Clancy’s Rainbow Six novel revolves around Rainbow, a secret international counterterrorist organization headed by Clark, and the complex apocalyptic conspiracy they unravel after handling multiple seemingly random terrorist attacks.
The book debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and has since been adapted into a series of successful video games.
While Without Remorse arrived without much fanfare, mostly thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stahelski, who began his career as a stuntman before launching his directorial work with 2014’s John Wick, should be the perfect fit to give a real jolt to this franchise, which has a lot of similarities to John Wick and should allow him to flex his action/stunt muscles.
He’s currently working on John Wick Chapter 4, which is expected to arrive in March. He’s become one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood, and other projects in the works from him include Netflix film Black Samurai, Warner Bros. assassin project Shibumi, and the TV series Project Nemesis, which is being developed by Sony.
Jordan is currently working post-production on Creed III, which will see him reprise his role as the title character while also directing. That film, like the fourth John Wick installment, is currently due to arrive in cinemas in March.