According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zack Snyder has come aboard to develop and direct Rainbow Six, based on the Tom Clancy novel, for Paramount Pictures.
The story centers on a CIA operative who leaves the agency to create a British-based antiterrorism squad. Various writers have been attached to the project since it was brought into the studio in 1999, including Art Monterastelli, Frank Capello, John Enbom, Michael Shiffer and Bill Wisher. No producer is attached.
Paramount has produced a string of Clancy titles, including The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears. It also has acquired Clancy's "Red Rabbit." Snyder's credits include Dawn of the Dead. He also is attached to direct 300 for Warner Bros. Pictures.