Hi, Bryan Here….
Paramount is prepping a sequel to ‘Jack Reacher‘, the Tom Cruise action thriller that came out in 2012, that was based on the series of books. Since the first film only cost a mere $57 million, but grossed over $218 million, it was only a matter of time before we heard news of a sequel being made. The new film will be based off the book ‘Never Go Back‘, which was published this year.
According to Amazon:
Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet—in person—the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone.
But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about. When threatened, you can run or fight. Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs. Combining an intricate puzzle of a plot and an exciting chase for truth and justice, Lee Child puts Reacher through his paces—and makes him question who he is, what he’s done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road.
The director for the first film, Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise are not immediately ready for this second installment, as their plate is pretty full right now. McQuarrie is prepping the next ‘Mission Impossible‘ film, which will be the 5th in that franchise, and Cruise has a list of big sci-fi films on the schedule along with a sports car movie. So I expect in 2015, they’ll start on this film, unless the studio wants to fast-track this project and get other talent.