Michael B. Jordan plays an elite Navy SEAL on a bloody path for justice in Without Remorse, based on the 1993 Tom Clancy book of the same name that served as a spinoff to the author’s Jack Ryan universe.
Amazon Prime Video has dropped the official trailer for the film, following SEAL member John Clark (Jordan) as he seeks vengeance following the murder of his pregnant wife by Russian soldiers – a retaliating for a top-secret operation he was involved in. Jodie Turner-Smith plays a fellow SEAL and Jamie Bell plays a shadowy CIA agent.
This one was stuck in development hell for a number of years, with Keanu Reeves and Tom Hardy among the actors circling to star at different stages and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation / Fallout helmer Christopher McQuarrie in talks to direct. It’s good to see it finally made, and with reliable star Jordan in the lead role no less.
The film is directed by Italian helmer Stefano Sollima, whose credits include 2018’s Sicario: Day of the Soldado, crime series Gomorrah, and Italian crime-drama Suburra. Sicario and Yellowstone scribe Taylor Sheridan penned the screenplay with Will Staples (Disney+ series The Right Stuff, video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3).
Looks like a tense, old-school style action-thriller that will be packing some heat – it’s “Rated R for violence” in the US. Without Remorse, also starring Guy Pearce, Luke Mitchell, Jack Kesy, Brett Gelman, and Colman Domingo, will be streaming on Amazon Prime from April 30th.
Official synopsis for Without Remorse:
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 honour 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.