Thursday, September 18, 2014

Reacher will Return with Cruise in the Role, says Lee Child

Bleeding Cool has that Tom Cruise will return as Jack Reacher for a second Reacher movie. I'm actually thriled by this news because I love the Reacher book series and thought that the first movie portrayed the material really well. But beyond that, this news is an example of a studio being willing to try again when a movie catches a bad break: if you recall, JACK REACHER suffered enormously in the jittery days after the Newtown Massacre

Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher

*Note-- originally I'd written that the Reacher movie release was affected by the Aurora, Colorado massacre of 2012, but in fact it was the Newtown, Connecticut shootings of 2012 that waylaid Cruise's movie. I regret the error.