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First trailer for Christopher McQuarrie's adaptation of Jack Reacher starring Tom Cruise revs online

Jul. 3, 2012by:

The first trailer for the Tom Cruise vehicle JACK REACHER, based on the novel "One Shot" by Lee Childs, has revved its way online.  Directed by Christopher McQuarrie (WAY OF THE GUN), the film has Cruise taking on the role of the titular character of Child's novel series as he investigates a mass shooting by a former military sniper.

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I'm almost finished reading the novel by Childs and am really looking forward to the adaptation.  This first trailer shows great promise and I actually think Cruise will bring a bit more gravitas to the character than one might expect.

The recent events of Cruise's personal life will hopefully blow over enough for people to just enjoy the film without linking it to what he does in his spare time.  Personally, I'm a big fan of Cruise.  He's one of the most consistent and intense actors working today.  He chooses great material and works with the best and brightest in the biz.  Whatever he believes in, whatever side he bats for...I could care less.  As long as he's making good films, I'll be there and JACK REACHER looks to have all the right ingredients for a solid hit and potential franchise for the actor.

Here's the book synopsis:

Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, from the world he lives in—no phone, no address, no commitments–ex–military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, Reacher’s arrival will change everything—about a case that isn’t what it seems, about lives tangled in baffling ways, about a killer who missed one shot–and by doing so give Jack Reacher one shot at the truth.…

JACK REACHER stars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, and Robert Duvall and opens on December 21, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: Lest we forget, McQuarrie is the author of one of the coolest mystery thrillers ever, The Usual Suspects.
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11:14AM on 07/05/2012
trailer looks great. heres hoping the movie lives up to it!
trailer looks great. heres hoping the movie lives up to it!
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7:08PM on 07/04/2012
Tom cruise is the best movie entertainer star, anyday
Tom cruise is the best movie entertainer star, anyday
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12:38PM on 07/04/2012
Looks very, very cool.

The last part in the trailer reminded of the first scene of The Way of the Gun. Locale-wise, though with less people.
Looks very, very cool.

The last part in the trailer reminded of the first scene of The Way of the Gun. Locale-wise, though with less people.
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8:11AM on 07/04/2012

F*CK. YES.

Tom Cruise is one of my top 3 favorite actors currently working. Once a fan, always a fan.

This movie looks awesome.

And even Lee Child thinks Tom Cruise is a good choice to play Jack Reacher. So there.

Me? I'm SO in.
Tom Cruise is one of my top 3 favorite actors currently working. Once a fan, always a fan.

This movie looks awesome.

And even Lee Child thinks Tom Cruise is a good choice to play Jack Reacher. So there.

Me? I'm SO in.
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5:23AM on 07/04/2012
Could be good. Hope they go with a hard R.
Could be good. Hope they go with a hard R.
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3:10AM on 07/04/2012
While Cruise would not have been my first choice for the character, this trailer looks good and is giving me "Drive" vibes, a really stylish film that is still down and dirty. Could be great.
While Cruise would not have been my first choice for the character, this trailer looks good and is giving me "Drive" vibes, a really stylish film that is still down and dirty. Could be great.
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5:37PM on 07/03/2012
I was actually there for some of the filming of this flick...Looks more badass then I thought it would...Count me in...
I was actually there for some of the filming of this flick...Looks more badass then I thought it would...Count me in...
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5:36PM on 07/03/2012
FYI only the media gives a shit about his personal life, which never affects my decision to see any movie. Looks decent though but not too crazy about the engine sounds which i found distracting. Also who was the girl in the trailer?
FYI only the media gives a shit about his personal life, which never affects my decision to see any movie. Looks decent though but not too crazy about the engine sounds which i found distracting. Also who was the girl in the trailer?
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5:16PM on 07/03/2012
This looks pretty good. I love The Way of the Gun and I've been waiting for McQuarrie's follow up as a director.
This looks pretty good. I love The Way of the Gun and I've been waiting for McQuarrie's follow up as a director.
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4:21PM on 07/03/2012

Looks pretty good

I'm all for a new Cruise action flick, especially if it will be rated R. That being said, I'm not yet blown away. For now it looks like it might be a pretty good action movie or a poor man's version of Drive. Time will tell
I'm all for a new Cruise action flick, especially if it will be rated R. That being said, I'm not yet blown away. For now it looks like it might be a pretty good action movie or a poor man's version of Drive. Time will tell
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3:09PM on 07/03/2012
Shut up and take my money!
Shut up and take my money!
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2:45PM on 07/03/2012

holy crap

that was Rosamund Pike? Woman is looking goooood.
that was Rosamund Pike? Woman is looking goooood.
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2:04PM on 07/03/2012

Okay...

THAT...was badass!
THAT...was badass!
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1:48PM on 07/03/2012
Have to say this looks great. I've been a big fan of Cruise and I try not to judge an artist by his/her private life, however this time it's different. Tom Cruise has made his private beliefs very public, and I know people who have suffered as a result of Scientology. If Cruise loved his wife and child as much as he claims, he would walk away from that organisation. I hope I'm still able to respect him enough that I'll want to pay to see this when it comes out, but I suspect he loves
Have to say this looks great. I've been a big fan of Cruise and I try not to judge an artist by his/her private life, however this time it's different. Tom Cruise has made his private beliefs very public, and I know people who have suffered as a result of Scientology. If Cruise loved his wife and child as much as he claims, he would walk away from that organisation. I hope I'm still able to respect him enough that I'll want to pay to see this when it comes out, but I suspect he loves himself too much to make that kind of sacrifice.
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1:36PM on 07/03/2012
There's something wrong in Hollywood when Gwen Stacy has a deeper voice than Jack Reacher.
There's something wrong in Hollywood when Gwen Stacy has a deeper voice than Jack Reacher.
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1:27PM on 07/03/2012
"Remember, you wanted this".

Awesome. This looks great and Cruise looks perfectly suited for the role.
"Remember, you wanted this".

Awesome. This looks great and Cruise looks perfectly suited for the role.
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1:27PM on 07/03/2012

extra extra tidbit!!! Herzog plays an assassin!!!

I know I mentioned this on the last Jack Reacher news item. But I love Herzog in front of the camera as much as behind it. And it is too brain-bendingly absurd that Werner Herzog decided to take the role of a villain in a big budget actioner. Also, I hope this has some sweet car chases that finally put to rest the shamefully shitty chases of Strikning distance. Because Pittsburgh's weirdass curly streets, tunnels, bridges and hills deserve a classic fucking car chase!
I know I mentioned this on the last Jack Reacher news item. But I love Herzog in front of the camera as much as behind it. And it is too brain-bendingly absurd that Werner Herzog decided to take the role of a villain in a big budget actioner. Also, I hope this has some sweet car chases that finally put to rest the shamefully shitty chases of Strikning distance. Because Pittsburgh's weirdass curly streets, tunnels, bridges and hills deserve a classic fucking car chase!
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