Back in May, we learned the glorious announcement that Tom Luxury cruise is returning for Jack Reacher 2, re-teaming using The Last Samurai director Ed Zwick for the action follow up. Things have been silent since then, but a fresh report reveals that will Cruise and Zwick begins filming the sequel sooner than you may have assumed.
THR reports that the duo will head into production on Jack Reacher 2 this Late, with Paramount directed at a 2016 release day. Last we noticed, Zwick and producer Marshall Herskovitz were working on writing a fresh draft of Richard Wenk’s previous screenplay. The films are based on Lee Child’s famous fictional hero, who shows up in 19 books (the 20th hits shelf this September) — the very first film was based on this ninth book, One Shot, during which Reacher’s retired army policeman teams program a defense attorney at law (Rosamund Pike) to exonerate her shopper in a series of sniper strikes.
The sequel will apparently be based on the 18th novel, Never Go Back. Here’ersus the description:
Former military policeman Jack Reacher makes it right from snowbound South Dakota for you to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.Do.: the headquarters associated with his old device, the 110th MP. The existing stone building may be the closest thing to your house he ever had. Reacher could there be to meet — in person — the modern commanding officer, Important Susan Turner, so far merely a warm, intriguing words on the phone. But it isn’capital t Turner behind the CO’ohydrates desk. And Reacher can be hit with a couple of pieces of shocking news, one with critical criminal consequences, and one too personal extending its love to think about.
The first video was written along with directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who also authored and directed Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. It’s just a little disappointing that McQuarrie won’t be returning for Jack Reacher 2, because his dialogue seemed to be part of what manufactured that film stand out.
But the sequel is in good hands having Cruise and Zwick, in addition to we’ll get to see Jack Reacher kick some bum again in 2016.