Michael B. Jordan to Play Tom Clancy's John Clark

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Enterprise is Great, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2004
    Variety

    This is i think the third time they've tried to do the John Clark solo books. Gary Sinise was going to do it, then Ryan Reynolds and now Michael B. Jordan. Third time's the charm maybe?
     
  2. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    The visitor's bullpen
    Clark has actually appeared onscreen before. Willem Dafoe played him in Clear & Present Danger, and Liev Schreiber in The Sum Of All Fears.

    Although, as you say, neither of these were actual Clark-centered novels.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2018
  3. thribs

    thribs Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2017
    I thought it was Sum of all Fears with Schreiber.
     
  4. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    The visitor's bullpen
    ^ Oops, you're right, my bad. I've edited that post...posthaste. :)
     
  5. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Way back when, Savoy Pictures was going to make Without Remorse with Gary Sinise as Clark and Laurence Fishburne as I don't know who, but the studio went belly up.
     
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    The visitor's bullpen
    James Greer?
     
  7. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Back when Chris Pine's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit was in development, Tom Hardy was signed on to star as John Clark in Without Remorse, with Kevin Costner's character from Shadow Recruit to appear in WR, too, to set up a Tom Clancy shared universe.
     
  8. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2004
    Oh, yeah. I forgot all about that.
     
  9. Romulan_spy

    Romulan_spy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2000
    Location:
    Terre Haute, IN. USA
    A Rainbow Six movie could be great. The book had some really good SWAT style action sequences. With a good director, you could make a very intense action movie.
     
    Admiral2 likes this.
  10. Marc

    Marc Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2003
    Location:
    An Aussie in Canukistan
    A film that pretty much took the character and shit all over him.

    the less said about that film the better.
     
    Admiral2 likes this.
  11. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2000
    Location:
    Lost in a temporal and spacial anomaly
    How so? I've never read the books and I've always enjoyed Dafoe's performance.
     
  12. Marc

    Marc Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2003
    Location:
    An Aussie in Canukistan
    because in the books Clark isn't a bitter, washed up, ex-CIA agent.

    Without Remorse gives a back story though it was published after his first appearance. It's set in 1970 and Clark seeks revenge of some drug dealers and pimps for the murder of his gf that leads to his recruitment into the CIA after being recruited for mission in to North Vietnam.

    Cardinal of the Kremlin he's with the CIA and involved first hand with the extraction of the family of a senior Soviet Official.

    Clear and Present Danger he's with the CIA and goes in country to pull out U.S forces when they are betrayed by the U.S government.

    Sum of All Fears he's acting as bodyguard from for Jack Ryan who's a CIA deputy director and has a major role in event of the book and still on the CIA books where he continues until Rainbow Six when he's tasked with leading a multinational anti-terrorist unit.
     
    Admiral2 and The Nth Doctor like this.
  13. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2000
    Location:
    Lost in a temporal and spacial anomaly
    Fair enough. Thank you for the background information.
     
  14. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Location:
    Langley
    And the funniest bad guy ending ever. I'd pay good money to see it on any screen, theater, tv or mobile.
     
    Mr. Laser Beam and Romulan_spy like this.
  15. thribs

    thribs Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2017
    Does he have a role when Ryan is President?
     
  16. Marc

    Marc Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2003
    Location:
    An Aussie in Canukistan
    That's when he moves on to Rainbow (though I can't remember what he's up to in Executive Orders - think he was still at the CIA).
     
  17. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Location:
    Langley
    He was. He and Chavez tracked the weaponized Ebola virus back to its source.
     
  18. thribs

    thribs Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2017
    Ebola virus? So that’s where the Amazon show came up with that idea. I thought it was a original story.
     
  19. Gaith

    Gaith Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 11, 2008
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Rainbow Six the novel was the first time I encountered the Malthusian/environmental extremist trope of killing a large portion of humanity for the good of the planet, which has since been used in the the Dan Brown novel/movie Inferno, and of course Infinity War. I wonder if it might be a bit played out at this point, but if the Mission: Impossible series is still banging on about stolen nukes, I guess nothing is...
     
  20. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Location:
    Langley
    Maybe it is played out. I'll still be happy with it if I can see Clark tell the bad guys "Go hamonize!"