Tom Cruise in passable action movie shocker?
Lee Child’s Jack Reacher isn’t exactly a natural fit for Tom Cruise, but none-the-less, star power has won out and Cruise IS Jack Reacher.
The first full trailer is below and we’re pretty unaffected by it… that said, the proof of the pudding and all that. But we are encouraged by Chrsitopher McQuarrie’s (Usual Suspects, Way of the Gun)involvement as screen writer.
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions Present A Tom Cruise Production “Jack Reacher”
Executive Producers: Jake Myers, Ken Kamins, Kevin Messick, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Paul Schwake
Produced by: Tom Cruise, Don Granger, Paula Wagner, Gary Levinsohn
Written for the Screen and Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
Cast: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, David Oyelowo and Robert Duvall
Synopsis: From The New York Times bestselling author Lee Child comes one of the most compelling heroes to step from novel to screen
ex-military investigator Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise).
When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.
Release US: December 26th, 2012