Sunday, 17 July 2011

Movie News: Tom Cruise IS Jack Reacher

Tom Cruise has been confirmed as taking on the role of Jack Reacher in the film version of the 9th Lee Child novel about the ex-military policeman. In case you needed a reminder of the plot;

Lee Child's Jack Reacher thrillers always have remarkably inventive setups, and One Shot is true to form. A sniper, Barr, kills five people with six shots and leaves a clear trail of evidence; arrested, he asks for Reacher. When Reacher was a military policeman, politics stopped him pursuing Barr--he cannot understand why Barr would ask for him and Barr has been beaten in jail until he cannot remember himself. Yet, for Reacher, the loner who looks at things differently from civilians, the story does not add up--Barr should not have got himself caught, should not even have fired from where he did. 

I'm going to guess that they'll fill the screenplay with some Reacher background info. The Director is scheduled to be Christopher McQuarrie (The Way of the Gun). Having had plenty of screenplay writing experience, having recently worked on screenplays for The Wolverine and Jack the Giant Killer, McQuarrie is more than capable of enhancing teh given screenplay to fit Cruise.

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