The Borneo Post (Sabah)
Michael Jordan: Make the plot current
MICHAEL B Jordan wanted the plot of ‘Without Remorse’ to reflect the modern world.
The 34-year-old actor plays US Navy SEAL John Kelly in the action thriller based on Tom Clancy’s novel, and whilst the novel is set during the Vietnam War, the movie took place in Syria, Russia and Washington to give it a ‘different perspective’.
Michael told Baz Bamigboye’s column in the Daily Mail newspaper: “The script had been around for a few years when I came across it. Sometimes, if these stories are floating around for a while, you need fresh eyes to tell the story from a different perspective – to make it current.”
The ‘Creed’ star also revealed that he had to ‘craft the physique around the character’ of John Kelly as there is ‘regular shape and movie shape’. Michael, who hopes that the movie can be the start of a franchise, added that the military character is someone ‘you don’t really want to cross’ and ‘usually’ gets things done.
The ‘Black Panther’ actor said: “He’s the kind of guy who, whenever he puts his mind to it, usually gets it done. And he’s a guy you don’t really want to cross.”