Michael B. Jordan: War is a Game of Chess

20 . Apr . 2021
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Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming film, Without Remorse, is making all the right noises by keeping the anticipation and excitement among fans at its peak. Without Remorse is a novel written by Tom Clancy which has now been made into an action thriller film starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Colman Domingo amongst others. This film is a spin-off of the iconic Jack Ryan film series. The wait to watch Michael B. Jordan as John Kelly will soon be over and all the actors are geared up to entertain us and do justice to the novel. With just a few days left, the star actor speaks about the different characteristics of his character, and gave us some phenomenal insights.

Talking about Tom Clancy’s brilliant writing skills and comparing two of his most-celebrated characters Jack Ryan and John Kelly, Michael B. Jordan said, “While it’s true that Kelly is a far-deadlier warrior than the analytic Ryan, there’s more to the character than mere muscle, observes Jordan. Jack Ryan is an intel operative, while John Kelly is a soldier who gets things done by any means necessary,” says the actor. “But when it comes to achieving his goals, Kelly is like a master chess player who methodically maps out every step along the way. Chess is something I personally wanted to incorporate into the film, because when John is on a mission, he always has specific objectives in mind, and to achieve them he makes strategic moves and decisions.”

The chess analogy extends even further, says Jordan. “We play with the idea that war is a game of pawns and kings throughout the film. Oftentimes in war, soldiers are referred to as pawns, because they’re the ones that go out and do the dirty work on behalf of the larger agenda. They’re the boots on the ground, and they’re out there fighting for their lives while the protected kings and queens sit back and give the orders. Then you have the rest of the pieces that are like the generals on the battlefield.”

So brace yourself as you will feel an intense adrenaline rush and chills down your spine watching this film. Directed by Stefano Sollima, Without Remorse, an American action thriller is all set to release globally on April 30, 2021 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

About The Film

Directed: Stefano Sollima

Written: Taylor Sheridan and Will Staples

Produced: Akiva Goldsman, Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Michael B. Jordan

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Lauren London, Brett Gelman, Jacob Scipio, Jack Kesy, Colman Domingo, Todd Lassance, Cam Gigandet, Luke Mitchell and Guy Pearce

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 honor and loyalty to his country, Kelly must fight his enemies without remorse if he hopes to avert disaster