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Jack Reacher Sequel Never Go Back Moves Forward at Paramount

Jack Reacher Sequel Never Go Back Moves Forward at Paramount
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions are moving forward with a sequel to 2012's Jack Reacher, developing the Lee Child novel Never Look Back with Tom Cruise attached to star.

There was speculation that Paramount and Skydance may try to work in the sequel before production begins on Mission: Impossible 5, which is set for release on December 25, 2015. Although Paramount denied that claim, they did confirm that this sequel is on the fast track.

Never Look Back, which was published this fall, follows the title character returning to his old military base in Virginia, where he is set to take the new female commanding officer out to dinner. When Reacher arrives there, she has been arrested, with Jack also facing charges of assaulting a man and fathering a child with another woman. While Jack can't remember either of these events happening, he becomes determined to get to the bottom of both cases.
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Giveaway: Win a Jack Reacher Blu-ray Signed by Tom Cruise!

Giveaway: Win a Jack Reacher Blu-ray Signed by Tom Cruise!
Paramount released the action-thriller Jack Reacher on Blu-ray and DVD this week, director Christopher McQuarrie's action-thriller starring Tom Cruise. To celebrate this release, we have a very special giveaway, where one lucky fan can win a copy of the Blu-ray, signed by Tom Cruise himself. We are also giving away non-signed copies of the Blu-ray. Hurry and enter, before someone else wins your prize!

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Tom Cruise tackles the title role with the brute force his character is known for and his "tightly controlled performance holds our attention
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Exclusive: Jack Reacher Blu-ray Featurette

Exclusive: Jack Reacher Blu-ray Featurette
Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie discuss a close-quarters fight scene in our exclusive featurette for Jack Reacher, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD May 7. The filmmaker reveals that Tom Cruise wanted to bring a bit of humor to this thriller, which finds the title character using the cramped environment of a bathroom to his advantage. Check out how much work went into replacing all of the broken bathroom fixtures for every take.

Jack Reacher - Exclusive "Bathroom Scene Featurette"

Tom Cruise tackles the title role with the brute force his character is known for and his "tightly controlled performance holds our attention all the way through to the tense finale" (Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News).

Special Features:

Feature film in high definitionCommentary by Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrieCommentary by composer Joe KraemerWhen the Man Comes AroundYou Do Not Mess with Jack Reacher: Combat & WeaponsThe Reacher Phenomenon
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Jack Reacher Sequel Not Likely Unless the Film Becomes a Blockbuster in Asia

Jack Reacher Sequel Not Likely Unless the Film Becomes a Blockbuster in Asia
For those hoping Paramount will move forward on a sequel to Jack Reacher, the chances are slim, barring a box office miracle in Asia. Insiders claim that the Tom Cruise action-thriller has to do "exceptional" business in key Asian territories, in order to warrant a follow-up.

Jack Reacher has earned $72.6 million domestically, with a worldwide tally of $153 million. Sources claim that Paramount Pictures will not consider making Jack Reacher 2 unless the worldwide total is over $250 million. Director Christopher McQuarrie's adaptation of Lee Child's novel opens in Korea this week, with its Japanese debut slated for February 1, and a Chinese release tentatively set for February 16.

The film is projected to earn around $85 million domestically, which means it would need $165 million internationally, twice its current total. Jack Reacher will face competition from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which debuts in China February 22, and two Chinese movies opening February 14, that coincide with the Chinese New Year.
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Exclusive: Jack Reacher Cast Interviews with Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo

Exclusive: Jack Reacher Cast Interviews with Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo
Tom Cruise returns to theaters this Christmas in director Christopher McQuarrie's Jack Reacher, based on the popular novels by Lee Child. The plot involves a deadly sniper attack on five seemingly random targets. The shooter's lone statement is "Get Jack Reacher". Jack Reacher is an ex-military policeman and war hero who lives completely off the grid. Not afraid to break a few bones to get to the truth, Reacher teams up with defense lawyer Helen (Rosamund Pike), and lawman Emerson (David Oyelowo). They uncover a vast conspiracy that puts everyone in imminent danger. Check out our exclusive interviews below with Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, and Christopher McQuarrie.

Jack Reacher Exclusive Interviews: David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike

Jack Reacher Exclusive Interview: Writer/Director Christopher McQuarrie

Jack Reacher was released December 21st, 2012 and stars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Jai Courtney, Vladimir Sizov, Joseph Sikora. The
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Second Opinion - Jack Reacher (2012)

Jack Reacher, 2012.

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

Starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog and Jai Courtney.

Synopsis:

When a military sniper kills five victims, homicide investigator Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) is brought in to crack the case.

I can't really think of a Tom Cruise film that I have disliked. There's still a few on his list which I haven't seen - Knight and Day, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, but other than that I can't think of a film of his I didn't enjoy in some capacity. Until this.

Not that it started that way. At first the jokes are funny and some of Tom Cruise's wit and dry humour as Reacher does work, but unfortunately it soon dissipated and became painful at times.

The plot starts out really intriguingly and I was expecting a great detective story, but as it unfolds the plot gets weaker and weaker,
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Exclusive: Sara Lindsey Talks Jack Reacher and Promised Land

Exclusive: Sara Lindsey Talks Jack Reacher and Promised Land
Sara Lindsey talks Jack Reach and Promised Land, both in theaters this holiday season

Sara Lindsey is a name that rests just on the tip of the tongue, but not for long, as this burgeoning young actress has two very important roles in two of this year's biggest holiday releases. First up, she will appear this Friday in Jack Reacher, bringing the film to its rousing conclusion alongside Tom Cruise. And then on December 28th, she will appear in Gus Van Sant's drama Promised Land, playing opposite Matt Damon and John Krasinski. A unique and very interesting performer, not to mention incredibly beautiful, we caught up with Sara to find out more about her work as this year in film comes to its close.

What's it like to be young in Hollywood? Here's our conversation.

I haven't been able to see either of these movies yet, because the studio
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Jack Reacher 'The Chase' Clip

Jack Reacher 'The Chase' Clip
Earlier this month, we showed you a featurette that went behind-the-scenes of the epic car chase in Jack Reacher. With the movie hitting theaters nationwide starting today, Paramount Pictures has released a new clip featuring the entire chase scene. Watch as Jack (Tom Cruise) shows off impressive driving skills in his classic Chevelle, while Emerson (David Oyelowo) gives chase. Given how this sequence ends, one has to wonder if any real-life criminals might try to use this escape tactic in the future. That couldn't work in real life though... could it?

Jack Reacher - The Chase

Jack Reacher was released December 21st, 2012 and stars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Jai Courtney, Vladimir Sizov, Joseph Sikora. The film is directed by Christopher McQuarrie.
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Film Review: Werner Herzog Towers Over Miscast ‘Jack Reacher’ Star Tom Cruise in Five Mere Scenes

Chicago – While normally I’d never think the date I screened a film was newsworthy, being subjected to “Jack Reacher” on Dec. 13, 2012 turned out to put even a therapist into therapy. The very next day, well, just two words: Sandy Hook.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

The theme of a senseless mass shooting in this Tom Cruise movie turned out to foreshadow the actual massacre at that condemned elementary school in Newton, Conn. Anything but serendipity, the cinematic-turned-true event still has me reeling and will most certainly have audiences feeling déjà vu.

The film almost feels disrespectfully “too soon” to see now that it’s opening day, but the show must go on. This surprisingly rated-“PG-13” film on its relatively low $60-million budget is an attempted cross between Tyler Perry’s “Alex Cross,” “Dirty Harry” and – dare I even utter his name? – the unparalleled Jason Bourne.

Read Adam Fendelman’s full review of
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