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‘Without Remorse’: Tom Clancy, Taylor Sheridan & The ‘Sicario 2’ Director Make For A Trifecta Of Unpleasant, Pro-Military Grimdark [Review]

If you loved the cynical, grim nihilism and fascistic wet dream foulness of “Sicario: Day Of The Soldado,” you’re probably going to love Amazon’s “Without Remorse.” Made by the same writing/directing pair, filmmaker Stefano Sollima (the Italian “Gomorrah” TV series) and screenwriter Taylor Sheridan, “Without Remorse” feels like a CIA Black Ops recruitment tool—making ruthless […]

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‘Without Remorse’: Stefano Sollima Talks Modernizing Tom Clancy’s Thriller

Stefano Sollima, the Italian director of “Without Remorse,” starring Michael B. Jordan as Navy Seal John Kelly, says he likes to “tell stories that are about real humans; not superheroes.” Sollima’s latest film, an adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel, finds the “Black Panther” star pursuing justice and unleashing hell in a high-octane spectacle that […]

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Hildur Gudnadóttir, Nicholas Britell triumph at 20th World Soundtrack Awards

The two composers won for, respectively, their scores for ‘Joker’ and ‘Succession’.Joker composer Hildur Gudnadóttir won the Wsa film composer of the year prize at the World Soundtrack Awards, held online this evening (Saturday October 24).The livestream of the ceremony is available to watch here, both during the event and via a recording once it […]

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Jamie Bell Joins Michael B. Jordan in ‘Without Remorse’ Adaptation (Exclusive)

Jamie Bell is in final negotiations to join Michael B. Jordan in Paramount’s adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel “Without Remorse.”Stefano Sollima, who most recently helmed “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” is directing from a script by “Sicaro” screenwriter Taylor Sheridan.As previously announced, Jordan is starring as operations officer John Clark, also known as John […]

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Taylor Sheridan to Rewrite Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Without Remorse’ (Exclusive)

“Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan has come on board to rewrite Paramount’s adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel “Without Remorse,” with Michael B. Jordan starring as operations officer John Clark.The pic marks a reunion for Sheridan and his “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” helmer Stefano Sollima, who will be directing.Sheridan’s involvement clearly shows how high a […]

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Box Office: ‘First Purge’ Slashes $9.3 Million on Fourth of July

Universal’s “The First Purge” has launched with a respectable $9.3 million at 3,031 North American locations on the Fourth of July.The first-day number for “The First Purge,” Blumhouse’s fourth installment in the horror franchise, came in third on the Fourth following Universal’s 13th day of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” with $11.6 million and Disney’s 20th […]

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Weekend Forecast: ‘Uncle Drew’ & ‘Sicario 2’ Offer Blockbuster Alternatives

Last weekend delivered the largest overall June weekend ever. The top twelve films grossed a combined $271.2 million, of which the top two films — Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Incredibles 2 — accounted for 84% of that gross. While this weekend’s two new wide releases — Summit’s Uncle Drew and Sony’s Sicario: Day of […]

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Listen: Benicio Del Toro Was Initially Skeptical of Doing a ‘Sicario’ Sequel

Playback is a Variety / iHeartRadio podcast bringing you conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films. New episodes air every Thursday.Sequels to movies like “Sicario” are pretty rare, so it’s a gift for an actor like Benicio Del Toro to get a chance at expanding on a character such as Alejandro, the […]

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Playback: Josh Brolin on ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado,’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Deadpool 2’

Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety / iHeartRadio podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.Josh Brolin is having quite the moment. With marquee roles as the cosmic supervillain Thanos in “Avengers: Infinity War,” time-jumping cyborg soldier Cable in “Deadpool 2” and his first-ever reprise, as deep-state operative Matt Graver […]

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