Rainbow Six: Chad Stahelski to direct the Tom Clancy adaptation starring Michael B. Jordan

Chad Stahelski is stepping up to direct an adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six starring Without Remorse actor Michael B. Jordan.

Rainbow Six, Chad Stahelski, Michael B. Jordan

John Wick‘s Chad Stahelski is locked and loaded for Paramount‘s adaptation of Rainbow Six starring Michael B. Jordan. Details about the plot remain in shadow. Still, we’ve got word Stahelski is directing the film based on Tom Clancy’s extensive military franchise. Paramount Pictures is still determining if Rainbow Six will debut in theaters or on Paramount+. Jordan is reprising his role as the CIA operations officer and former Navy SEAL, John Clark, born John Terrance Kelley. Jordan’s Clark was featured in 2021’s Without Remorse, directed by Stefano Sollima.

Jordan and Elizabeth Raposo produce through Outlier Society, with Akiva Goldsman and Greg Lessans for Weed Road Pictures and Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec for The Saw Mill. Finally, Stahelski, Jason Spitz, and Alex Young executive produce via 87Eleven Entertainment.

Stahelski is one of Hollywood’s busiest filmmakers. In addition to launching John Wick: Chapter 4 in March, he’s directing ten other projects, including Rainbow Six. To name a few, Stahelski is attached to an adaptation of Kill or Be Killed, based on the graphic novel series by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. In Kill or Be Killed, a depressed college student attempts suicide but survives after being visited by a demon. In exchange for saving his life, the student can live for one month for every person he kills.

Stahelski is also slated to direct an adaptation of the Sony Playstation game Ghost of Tsushima.

Here is the official synopsis for the Ghost of Tsushima video game, courtesy of Sucker Punch Productions:

“The year is 1274. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan—until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island of Tsushima, wreaking havoc and conquering the local population. As one of the last surviving samurai, Jin Sakai, you rise from the ashes to fight back. But honorable tactics won’t lead you to victory. You must move beyond your samurai traditions to forge a new way of fighting—the way of the Ghost—as you wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Japan.”

Last but certainly not least, Stahelski will direct a reboot of Highlander starring Henry Cavill. The film centers on an immortal Scottish swordsman who faces off with others to obtain a coveted ability. The project is a reboot of Russell Mulcahy’s 1986 fantasy classic starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, and Clancy Brown.

Is there a future for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six on the silver screen? Is Chad Stahelski taking on way too many director gigs for one person? Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments.

Source: Deadline

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