In Without Remorse a former Navy SEAL turned CIA operative seeks revenge after his girlfriend is killed by a drug lord.
The first trailer for the upcoming adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel ‘WITHOUT REMORSE‘ starring Michael B Jordan and Jamie Bell has dropped online. And it looks to be an all-action thriller, exactly what the source material suggests. Lock and load and prepare to fire:
The film was due to open in theatres late last year before being shunted to this February. Paramount then withdrew it from their release schedules before selling it to Amazon for release on their Prime Video service. The synopsis of the film is:
“An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife in Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, the explosive origin story of action hero John Clark – one of the most popular characters in author Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan universe. When a squad of Russian soldiers kills his family in retaliation for his role in a top-secret op, Sr. Chief John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) pursues the assassins at all costs.
Joining forces with a fellow SEAL (Jodie Turner-Smith) and a shadowy CIA agent (Jamie Bell), Kelly’s mission unwittingly exposes a covert plot that threatens to engulf the U.S. and Russia in an all-out war. Torn between personal honor and loyalty to his country, Kelly must fight his enemies without remorse if he hopes to avert disaster and reveal the powerful figures behind the conspiracy.”
As a fan of Tom Clancy, the trailer shows me that the film is a rather loose adaptation of the source novel. The book was set after the Vietnam War and so, the material needed to be updated for today’s audiences. I just hope they haven’t changed the storyline TOO much.
Jamie Bell plays the character of Robert Ritter. Who Tom Clancy fans will know turns out to become a slimy CIA head of department. Jodie Turner-Smith plays Karen Greer who is probably a reinterpretation of another Clancy character, Admiral James Greer.
Those who watch the Prime Video series ‘Jack Ryan‘ will know the character as played by Wendell Pierce. Or the movie version of James Earl Jones. But there is no sign of the character of Sandy, who becomes Clark’s wife. Unless that too has been changed for this adaptation.
‘Without Remorse‘ hits Prime Video on April 30th.
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