Tom Cruise Set To Return As JACK REACHER In Adaptation Of NEVER GO BACK

It has been revealed today that Paramount Pictures are moving ahead with a sequel to 2012's Jack Reacher, with the hope being that Christopher McQuarrie can helm the follow-up - based on Never Go Back - after finishing work on the fifth instalment of Mission Impossible.

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By Josh Wilding - 12/9/2013

Deadline has confirmed that work is indeed now moving ahead on a sequel to 2012's Jack Reacher. That movie went on to earn $218 million worldwide on a budget of only $57 million, and a follow-up has been put on the fast track with the studio already looking for writers. They're apparently hoping that Christopher McQuarrie will direct, but he obviously can't write this one as he's too busy preparing for Mission Impossible 5. According to the site, "This one will be based on Never Go Back, which was published earlier this fall. In it, Reacher heads back to his old military based in Virginia to take a woman to dinner who is now the commanding officer. By the time he gets there, she has been arrested and Reacher finds himself being charged with pummeling one guy, and fathering a child with a woman. He can’t remember either transgression, but gets to the bottom of it with cunning and sometimes brute force." An interesting premise, and the news that it's based on Lee Child's latest novel should come as very welcome news to fans.
Source: Deadline
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TheSuperguy - 12/9/2013, 3:40 PM
Awesome! I really enjoyed the first one.
jerryblake - 12/9/2013, 3:48 PM
i liked the first one ... specially that "i will kill you, then switch the light off scene"

DumbledoreCalrissian - 12/9/2013, 3:55 PM
cool totally liked the first one.
JorL5150 - 12/9/2013, 3:56 PM
because MISSION IMPOSSIBLE isnt ridiculous enough.

TRUDY got rejected by the church of scientology. too bad.
Nick56 - 12/9/2013, 4:01 PM
Really dug the first one, the directing and style was top-notch
MrDonut - 12/9/2013, 4:03 PM
Tom Cruise is undoubtedly weird, but he makes good action films. I liked it, will definite give this one look too, shame the killed of Jai Courtney though, he was badass, defo needs more roles...
jerryblake - 12/9/2013, 4:06 PM
go home @AngryGusto ... you are angry ... and drunk ...

this is weird. I've got a dejavu
RorMachine - 12/9/2013, 4:07 PM
It was..ok. I mean it never annoyed me, had a few very good scenes and decent performances all round, but it was also predictably generic at the end of the day. I guess I'd watch a sequel if McQuarrie returns.
HellsHammer - 12/9/2013, 4:11 PM
Didn't even know about the first one.
DudeGuyMan - 12/9/2013, 4:16 PM
Not bad. Basically everything Ror said.

beane2099 - 12/9/2013, 4:17 PM
I admit that if I didn't have an in at the theater I used to work at I wouldn't have seen the first one. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. I'm game for a sequel.
CherryBomb - 12/9/2013, 4:22 PM
The first one was pretty good.
Some awesome action scenes.

It's a shame Rosamund Pike isn't returning.
Logan276 - 12/9/2013, 4:24 PM
It surprised me how much I enjoyed the first one. I was expecting a run of the mill action film but it turned out to be more of an action thriller. The opening scene with the sniper was really intense I didn't expect that at all.
ckal - 12/9/2013, 4:25 PM
I liked the first one quite a bit, but the plot of this one sounds so [frick]ing bad.

=/
SuperCat - 12/9/2013, 4:27 PM
First one was a little overrated to me. Not bad though. I'd see a sequel.
McNyagano - 12/9/2013, 4:28 PM
First one was great!!! Can't wait for this. :D
AutoFreek - 12/9/2013, 4:34 PM
Tom Cruise for Hal Jordan
MrCameron - 12/9/2013, 4:36 PM
I liked the first one. Wasn't the best, but was a worthwhile distraction.
Baconman21 - 12/9/2013, 4:36 PM
The first one was one of the most boring movies I have ever seen. I will not be seeing the sequel.
KingPatel - 12/9/2013, 4:51 PM
Cruise has a pretty solid lineup of films coming up or in development.
fanDomX - 12/9/2013, 5:05 PM
First one was great. I'm up for another,
Tony93 - 12/9/2013, 5:07 PM
He plays Jack in every movie lol
bellEND - 12/9/2013, 5:08 PM
No, make Persuader into a movie!
dckizzle - 12/9/2013, 6:12 PM
Good I liked that movie
ds9epicfan - 12/9/2013, 6:17 PM
Tom Cruise and Jack Reacher click together!I was surprised at how good it was and after watching the movie,I wanted a sequel,so I'm happy with this news of a 2nd movie!If only Hollywood can make more of these action/thriller movies that deliver beyond your expectations!
Bl00dwerK - 12/9/2013, 7:35 PM
Good. I liked the first one...
RRA - 12/9/2013, 7:57 PM
JR was the sort of thrilling/funny red state actioneer that Clint Eastwood used to crank out before he got too old. I'm pleasantly pleased by this news.

GliderMan - 12/9/2013, 8:11 PM
Could y'all see Cruise in super hero/villain role? If so who
pro346 - 12/9/2013, 8:21 PM
I liked the first one!
@ror machine you seem to hate everything and anything...only thing you seem to like was the shitty agents of shield pilot I guess this explains everything.
fortycals - 12/9/2013, 9:09 PM
Tom Cruise was probably the exact opposite was what reacher was supposed to be looks wise, but this is a good case of talent overcoming and adapting. I was pleasantly surprised. I wonder why they are skipping so many books. They jumped like twenty books. This last book was pretty good though, so I'm not mad. Hopefully they flash back to how the desk in the office got the dent.
RRA - 12/9/2013, 9:18 PM
fortycals - Does it matter? Remember that the first James Bond movie DR. NO was actually the 6th Bond novel.
ScabbyJ - 12/9/2013, 9:20 PM
With exception of the last 15 minutes, I really liked Jack Reacher.
AnitaDick - 12/9/2013, 9:41 PM
For a second, I thought it said that Tom Cruise was going to be in a movie called Never Go Black. I'm kind of disappointed now. :(
jimoakley666 - 12/9/2013, 10:22 PM
Really? I don't know one fan of the book series who liked the first. All of them saying that Cruise just is not Reacher. I know a few fans of the books, my miss us included, who just don't even want to see it due to that fact.
charlie2094 - 12/9/2013, 10:38 PM
Jack Reacher was a decent watch, had some great moments and I liked Cruise, so will probably see this, not too fussed about it though
elib - 12/9/2013, 11:43 PM
The directing in the first one was perfect. I thought all the elements in the movie just worked really well together. This one doesn't sound too hot but I'll watch it because I like Cruise and McQuarrie and I trust they'll make a decent sequel
Ceejay - 12/10/2013, 12:35 AM
Despite yet another general critics coup to shoot the movie down, it managed to still make a decent profit and turned out to be a damn good film. Roll on with the rest of the adaptations from the book series as frequently as possible please.
Seejay - 12/10/2013, 3:08 AM

Nice.
fortycals - 12/10/2013, 5:38 AM
@jimoakley
I was a very vocal hater before I saw the movie (big fan of the books and Lee child's is the man), but really was surprised by it. While his size and look was way off, they managed to stay very close to the source otherwise. They managed to get the whole kungfu man who walks the earth with only the clothes on his back thing very well.

@rra
It doesn't matter much because most of the books are stand alone. Where it does get messed up is the girl he is going to have dinner with was around in the background in the previous book, although they never met personally. So it makes me wonder how they change the story to make it work.
JediPhilosopher - 12/10/2013, 8:00 AM
Tom Cruise for Lex Luthor. I'm serious, sort of.
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