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Two decades and five installments in, the Mission: Impossible franchise might be stronger than ever. In part, that’s because of the series’ commitment to working with great directors who put their own stamp on the series. The most recent, Rogue Nation, was helmed by Jack Reacher‘s Chris McQuarrie, following in the footsteps of Brad Bird, J.J. Abrams, John […]
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- Angie Han
We’ve got new posters, clips, promos, really long pitches for movies that’ll never get made… you name it. After the jump: Turns out we already saw those new Star Trek Beyond uniform weeks ago Chris Hemsworth shares a selfie to mark the end of Ghostbusters shooting Steven Knight has just completed the latest draft of […]
- Angie Han
Summer blockbuster season finally draws to a close, with us mortal Brits gettings Hitman: Agent 47 this weekend. Then we're into September, and before you know it, those pesky Oscar prediction articles will have begun infecting the internet. So let's send off what's been a fairly decent summer season, with a countdown of our favourite films. Of course, feel free to tell us how wrong we are in the comments....
The Least Best
We don't really want to spend too many words digging over the corpses of films that have already been readily kicked to death, so we'll just nominate one film for the most disappointing of the summer.
With the proviso that we haven't seen Entourage, it'd have to be Terminator: Genisys. We appreciate many would opt for Fantastic Four here, »
While Paramount held off on confirming a Jack Reacher sequel for some years, the follow-up officially received the greenlight earlier in 2015. With new director Ed Zwick at the helm, it’s full steam ahead on Reacher’s second outing and the latest addition to the franchise has offered up a few details on the forthcoming flick. During a press talk with Collider, he reveals why it took so long for that all-important thumbs up from the studio:
“The movie performed, but not as well as they hoped, but they found in ancillary markets it performed and just kept on buying it and streaming it and it sort of went through the roof. It had a bit of a long tail. So they were already in the process of – I’d already begun work on this, writing the draft, long before [Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation] came out.”
Taking over the directorial duties from Christopher McQuarrie, »
- Gem Seddon
Tom Cruise currently is riding high. After tepid reactions to such recent outputs as Rock of Ages, Oblivion and Jack Reacher, the action star once again has a bona fide hit with Mission: Impossible . Rogue Nation. You might assume that Ed Zwick, the director preparing to shoot Cruise.s Jack Reacher 2, would be looking at Christopher McQuarrie.s action-packed sequel and figuring what elements he can copy. Actually, the opposite is happening. Zwick is doing press for his upcoming chess drama Pawn Sacrifice, and spoke to Collider about his plans for Jack Reacher 2, which he.ll begin filming later this year. Instead of borrowing from Mission: Impossible -- which made headlines by hanging Tom Cruise off the side of a moving airplane . Zwick explained how the Reacher movies have to be different, saying: It.s going to be very grounded. The emotions are grounded. The action is grounded. »
Out doing press for "Pawn Sacrifice" ahead of getting to work filming the 'Reacher' follow-up in New Orleans in October, Zwick spoke with Collider and says the new film will follow the books in style in that each of the series entries can be essentially standalone:
"The nice thing about the franchise to me is that it's almost an anthology. He gets involved in something very different in each of those books with a different cast of character and a different set of circumstances of things that happen to him. I like to think this will satisfy those who really like the character, but they will see him and see this very much as a standalone movie as each of them hopes to be."
Though the first film did well, »
- Garth Franklin
Tom Cruise has been having a hell of a summer with the success of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, but just a few years back he had a pretty solid run with his Mission director Christopher McQuarrie in Jack Reacher. Based on the Reacher series of books by author Lee Child, Jack Reacher was a decent hit for Cruise and McQuarrie, but not exactly Mission: Impossible big. However, it was solid enough to warrant a... Read More »
- Paul Shirey
It looks like 50-year-old action star Tom Cruise won’t be taking any downtime this year. Riding the box office success of the latest installment in the Mission Impossible series (read our review here), Cruise is set to start work on another sequel. This time he’s teaming up with director Edward Zwick (Glory, The Last Samurai) for a follow up to 2012’s Jack Reacher. The film was a modest hit, making over $200M at the global box office, and gives Cruise another franchise vehicle to play with.
New York Times Best Selling Author Lee Child is the mind behind Jack Reacher and has penned 19 novels featuring Reacher since 1997. His 20th book in the series, Make Me, is scheduled for release later this year. When casting of Cruise was first announced, many long-time readers complained he didn’t fit the bill for the larger-than-life former Army MP (Reacher is well »
- Jeff Bricker
Jack Reacher 2: Cobie Smulders, who starred in the television sitcom How I Met Your Mother for years before breaking out as action hero Maria Hill in the Avengers movies, is now in early talks to join Tom Cruise in the sequel to Jack Reacher. If things work out, Smulders would play the female lead; the sequel is based on Never Go Back, the 18th novel in a long-running series by Lee Child. The movie version is scheduled for release in late 2016. [The Wrap] Red: Two movies have been inspired so far by Red, a three-issue comic book series by writer Warren Ellis and artist Cully Hamner, and now a television series from NBC is on its way. Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, who wrote the two movies, are writing the series, which will retain the "core concept" of retired...
- Peter Martin
Even though Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is still currently wowing moviegoers across the world, it looks as though Tom Cruise isn’t going to return as Ethan Hunt immediately. He'll reprise that role before too long, but first Cruise wants to make a sequel to another action film that he made with director Christopher McQuarrie: Jack Reacher. The follow-up looks like it has made a huge leap forward, as it has reportedly acquired its female lead in the shape of Cobie Smulders. The Wrap reports that The Avengers, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and How I Met Your Mother actress is now in early discussions to star in Jack Reacher 2, which is scheduled to start filming this November. But rather than holding these talks with the writer and director of the original, Christopher McQuarrie, she chatted with Ed Zwick, who has replaced the Academy Award-winning writer and »
Over the course Edge of Tomorrow and Christopher McQuarrie’s recent box office hit Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Tom Cruise has been fortunate to star opposite strong female leads in Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson, respectively. Now, with Cruise primed to return as the one-man reign of terror later this year, sources close to the nascent project have told The Wrap that Avengers star Cobie Smulders is in talks to co-lead Jack Reacher 2.
Should all the kinks be ironed out, the outlet reports that Smulders would be in line to play a character known as Danika – though whether this is a pseudonym of some form is up for question, considering that Danika isn’t a prominent role in Lee Child’s prestigious novel series. Nevertheless, this would mean that the actress would supplant Gone Girl‘s Rosamund Pike, who acted as the leading female of the original Jack Reacher »
- Michael Briers
S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill herself, actress Cobie Smulders, is reportedly in early talks to play the female lead role of Danika opposite Tom Cruise in the upcoming "Jack Reacher" sequel at Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.
The first film was an adaptation of Lee Child's novel "One Shot," the tenth of around twenty novels so far which focus on the popular Jack Reacher character, a former major in the U.S. Military Police Corps who quit and now roams America taking odd jobs and investigating suspicious situations.
The new film is expected to be based on the eighteenth Reacher novel "Never Go Back" which came out in 2013. That story has Reacher returning to his old military base in Virginia where the female commanding officer has been arrested. He has also found himself being charged with assault and illegitimately fathering a child, though can't recall doing either. »
- Garth Franklin
Hot on the heels of the recent news that revealed the production start date and expected release date for Paramount's Jack Reacher sequel, a new report has revealed that the upcoming film may have found its female lead in an Avengers star. The Wrap is reporting that Cobie Smulders (Avengers: Age Of Ultron) is in early negotiations to star opposite Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) in the Ed Zwick-directed sequel, which is expected to start shooting this November and is said to be an adaptation of Lee Child's 2013 novel Never Go Back. Details about her character are being kept under wraps, but the name of the character is reportedly Danika. Smulders, who is probably best known on Cbm for her role as Agent Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has been having a big year as she followed up on her appearance in Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron »
After playing Agent Maria Hill in the blockbuster “Avengers” movies, Cobie Smulders is poised to add another action franchise to her resume, as she’s in early talks to play the female lead opposite Tom Cruise in “Jack Reacher 2,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Ed Zwick is set to direct from a script by Richard Wenk that Zwick recently rewrote with longtime collaborator Marshall Herskovitz. Rosamund Pike played the female lead in the original “Jack Reacher,” but as evidenced by his “Mission: Impossible” franchise, Cruise likes to switch up his female leads to keep things fresh. »
- Jeff Sneider and Beatrice Verhoeven
Tom Cruise is enjoying one of the biggest hits of his career right now, as Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is proving to be a sizeable late summer hit. It's on course to outgross Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, and that in turn will make it the most lucrative (in revenue terms) film of Cruise's career.
But is it Cruise's name or the power of the Mission: Impossible films that have helped give the film a springboard? It helps enormously that the film was very good of course, but Paramount Pictures is keen to test Cruise's star power, by moving ahead with Jack Reacher 2 later this year.
Tom Cruise’s breathless action films are matched only by the actor’s work rate. Fresh off of Christopher McQuarrie’s relatively successful Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the Hollywood legend is headed back to a similar genre piece in Jack Reacher, with The Hollywood Reporter noting that Cruise will begin filming on the sequel this November as expected.
For Paramount’s follow-up, Ed Zwick supplants McQuarrie in the director’s chair, and the film will once again be based on Lee Child’s expansive series of action novels. Before Jack Reacher struggled to bring in the real big bucks – despite a haul of $218.3 million – the studio had expressed its interest in spinning out Child’s literary franchise into a bona fide action juggernaut, though the tepid box office return quickly cooled such plans. Nevertheless, Paramount is still keen on that Jack Reacher sequel, with early reports indicating that the production »
- Michael Briers
Patti Smith will produce and co-write—with Penny Dreadful showrunner John Logan—a series for Showtime based on Just Kids, "her 2010 memoir of her years spent in New York City with Robert Mapplethorpe," reports Alison Herman for Flavorwire. More projects in the works: Nadav Lapid will shoot Micro Robert in Paris; Christopher Guest is making his next mockumentary for Netflix; Jim Carrey has landed a pilot order at Showtime; Fred Schepisi will direct and James Ivory will produce an adaptation of Peter Cameron's Andorra; Aaron Eckhart is joining Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood's Sully; Tom Hardy will likely star in 100 Bullets; and Tom Cruise is preparing a sequel to Jack Reacher. » - David Hudson »
2012’s Jack Reacher was released amid a wave of controversy. Many felt that leading man Tom Cruise wasn’t right for the part of novelist Lee Child’s famed detective, and its so-so reviews and modest box-office probably go some way to supporting that theory.
You can’t keep a good Cruise down though, because a sequel is now set to start filming in November.
The original movie was directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and played like an old-school throwback to the sort of hard-boiled, quippy sixties cinema associated with Steve McQueen. I personally loved the movie, both Cruise’s performance and the narrative had a distinct “no bulls**t” aura hanging around them, and it kick-started with one of the best cold opens of recent years.
Apparently Jack Reacher was quite a hit in ancillary markets, which coupled with Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’s strong on-going performance, probably »
- Daniel Kelly
It looks like Tom Cruise's schedule is firming up with two upcoming high-profile sequels he's involved in reportedly locking down production dates.
THR reports that filming on the "Jack Reacher" sequel is slated to kick off in November ahead of a late 2016 release.
At last report Ed Zwick would helm the film based on Lee Child's eighteenth Reacher novel "Never Go Back". That book sees him returning to his old military base in Virginia where he's charged with a violent incident and faced with a paternity case. Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz are working on the script.
The report also says that Paramount are pushing forward fast with a sixth "Mission: Impossible" film with plans to shoot that instalment next summer for a June or July 2017 release. »
- Garth Franklin
Following Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation's impressive debut, star Tom Cruise is on a sequel rampage with Paramount already more or less confirming a Mission: Impossible 6 and rumors of a potential Edge Of Tomorrow sequel floating around as well. However, before he gets started on those, he first has a sequel to Jack Reacher to knock out of the park. Paramount was initially reluctant to greenlight a sequel to the 2011 film, but due to Cruise's international appeal helping the film to a worldwide collection of over $218M and strong home video sales of over $23M, the studio decided to go ahead with the sequel. In mid-May, we learned that Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai) would reunite with Cruise and direct the film. Now, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the sequel, which will adapt one of Lee Child's more recent Reacher novels, Never Go Back, will kick off production this November. »
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