It seems like many creative talents that worked on the John Wick series are now tackling video game adaptations. Apart from writer Derek Kolstad working on a Streets of Rage movie, director Chad Stahelski is also working on a Ghost of Tsushima movie with PlayStation Productions. Now, Stahelski is also attached to direct an upcoming Rainbow Six movie based on the IP from Ubisoft. Actor Michael B. Jordan will star as well.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Rainbow Six movie will serve as a sequel to the 2021 action thriller, Without Remorse. Jordan will reprise his role from that movie as Navy SEAL-turned-CIA operative John Clark, who frequently appears in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan books. Clark was the headliner of two books, Without Remorse and Rainbow Six, with the latter becoming the well-known gaming franchise from Ubisoft.
Without Remorse was released in April 2021 in the midst of the global pandemic, though found some success on Amazon Prime streaming service where it debuted. According to THR’s sources, Paramount Pictures intends to release Rainbow Six theatrically. Given that it’s already a popular IP in the gaming world, a theatrical release would increase its chances at the box office and with Stahelski at the helm, might be a critical success too.
Jordan will not only star in Rainbow Six but also produce the movie alongside Elizabeth Raposo via their production company, Outlier Society. Other producers include Akiva Goldsman, who notably produced I Am Legend, the Paranormal Activity sequels and Constantine, among others.
Ubisoft continues to support Rainbow Six Siege through ongoing updates, while Rainbow Six Extraction seems to have taken a backseat lately. For more nostalgic gamers, Rainbow Six Vegas is unlikely to get a third game at this point, but one can dream.
The Rainbow Six movie currently does not have a release date.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter