New date for thriller ‘Without Remorse’ due to pandemic

Michael B Jordan will play the role of John Kelly in Tom Clancy’s ‘Without Remorse’ directed by Stefano Sollima. (AFP pic)

LOS ANGELES: Based on the novel of the same name by Tom Clancy, the action movie starring the “Creed” actor will be released in US theatres on Oct 2, two weeks after the initially planned date.

The reshuffle of release dates continues. Hot on the heels of the announcement of a new launch date for “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” which has been postponed until June 2021, Paramount has revealed that the launch of “Without Remorse,” the action thriller starring Michael B Jordan will also be delayed.

The adaptation of the eponymous novel by Tom Clancy, “Without Remorse” will finally reach US theatres on Oct 2, a date initially reserved for the “Venom” sequel with Tom Hardy.

To begin with, “Without Remorse” was due to release in US theatres on Sept18.

Directed by Stefano Sollima (“Sicario: Day of the Soldado”), the action movie based on the book by Tom Clancy (“Jack Ryan”) will bring together the acting talents of Brett Gelman, Jodie Turner-Smith, Jamie Bell, Jacob Scipio, Jack Kesy, Todd Lasance, Luke Mitchell and Cam Gigandet alongside the star of “Creed II,” Michael B Jordan.

The story will follow John Kelly, aka John Clark, a former US Navy SEAL, as he attempts to avenge the murder of his wife. In his quest for justice, the veteran finds himself embroiled in a much larger conspiracy.

After Jack Ryan, John Kelly is the second most popular character in the fictional world created by Tom Clancy.

The change of release date could be a stroke of luck for the action movie. Notwithstanding the precarious situation created by the pandemic, the start of October is thought to be one of the best times for a film theatre release.

The first “Venom” opus, which released in the US on Oct 5, 2018 turned out to be a runaway success, with more than 80 million dollars in receipts on its first weekend, setting a record for the October launch of a film in the US for Sony Pictures.