Rainbow Six may have become a series of best-selling and popular videogames thanks to UbiSoft, but their core still lies in a novel by the late Tom Clancy. The sizeable book focuses on the character of John Clark, who was introduced in Clancy’s Jack Ryan novels (and we saw played on screen by Willem Dafoe in Clear And Present Danger and Liev Schreiber in The Sum Of All Fears).
A movie adaptation of Rainbow Six is now in the works, and it’s being overseen by Akiva Goldsman. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec have been hired to try and fit the book into a two hours-or-so movie, and Paramount – which is backing the project – would subsequently look for more John Clark movies.
Very early talks have apparently taken place with Ryan Reynolds about starring as Clark in Rainbow Six, although there’s nothing formal that we know of yet. Nor is there word of a director.
We will, of course, keep you posted…