About this time last year, Tom Cruise produced and starred in writer-director Christopher McQuarrie’s Jack Reacher, an adaptation of author Lee Child’s novel One Shot, which introduced the cinematic world to the popular former military man who wanders America kicking ass and not taking very many names. Well, it seems that Cruise will get another crack at playing the iconic pulp novel anti-hero, as Deadline is reporting that he is now developing a script for Child’s newest Reacher novel, Never Go Back, which was released earlier this fall.
The plot of the book, and presumably the movie as well, is as follows: “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.”
What do you think? Would you be excited to see another Jack Reacher movie? The first one ended up a pleasant surprise to me. Let us know in the comments below. Also, check out what happened when I got a crash course in stunts and fighting with the crew of the first film.