John Woo directing Rainbow Six movie

Variety reports that Paramount has signed the Hong Kong director to direct a film based on the Tom Clancy game and book.

It's official: John Woo has gone game-movie mad. Two months ago, he bought the film rights to Nintendo's Metroid series. Two weeks ago, he entered negotiations with Universal Pictures to direct the adaptation of Spy Hunter, starring The Rock. Today, it appears he has signed on to direct a third game-inspired film. Variety is reporting that Woo has inked a deal with Paramount to helm an action blockbuster based on Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six franchise.

The Variety article implied that the film would be based on Tom Clancy's 1998 novel Rainbow Six. However, the book was developed concurrently with the 1998 PC game and features the same primary characters, John Clark and Domingo "Ding" Chavez. Clark and Chavez star in the numerous Rainbow Six sequels and spin-offs released for numerous game platforms. Both characters have also already made appearances in Clancy-inspired films: Training Day's Raymond Cruz played Chavez in Clear and Present Danger (1994), while indie-film regular Liev Schreiber played Clark in The Sum of All Fears (2002).

News source: GameSpot

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