Tom Cruise to return for Jack Reacher sequel

News Simon Brew
10 Dec 2013 - 06:22

Paramount wants a sequel to last year's Jack Reacher movie, with Tom Cruise once again set to star...

Last year's Jack Reacher movie was worth it in our book for one of the most brilliantly bizarre villain performances of recent times. We're talking about Werner Herzog's brief but impactful turn in the film. That, and the excellent opening sequence, remain highlights of the movie.

Jack Reacher didn't do badly at the box office either, pulling in a worldwide gross of $218m. That might not sound a lot in the days of Marvel movies routinely breezing past $500m, but Jack Reacher cost an economical $57m to make. And whilst Tom Cruise's performance in the title role didn't win over every fan of Lee Childs' books, the project remains something of a success.

Christopher McQuarrie directed Jack Reacher, and he's now reuniting with Tom Cruise on Mission: Impossible 5. But once that's done, it looks like it's full speed ahead on Jack Reacher 2.

The plan is to adapt the book Never Go Back as the basis of the next film, which is the latest novel in the long-running series. The plan, if he wants it, is to give McQuarrie the directing gig again, although he's not going to have time to write the screenplay this time.

When we hear more about who is on screenplay duties, we'll let you know....


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