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Paramount and Tom Cruise are developing the sequel to Jack Reacher

Dec. 9, 2013by: Niki Stephens

Ready to take another ride with Jack Reacher?

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions along with Tom Cruise are ready to go ahead with a sequel to 2012's JACK REACHER. However, it will not come before MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5 despite rumors.

The sequel will follow NEVER GO BACK, Lee Child's eighteenth book in the Jack Reacher series. Here's a synopsis:

Reacher heads back to his old military base in Virginia to take a woman to dinner who is now the commanding officer. By the time he gets there, she has been arrested, and Reacher finds himself being charged with pummeling one guy and fathering a child with a woman. He cant remember either transgression but gets to the bottom of it with cunning and sometimes brute force.

Wondering why a JACK REACHER sequel is even being made? While it may not have been one that fans were drooling over, the film didn't do too bad. The cost for the flick was $57 million, has grossed over $218 million worldwide, and has done well in ancillaries. To put it in perspective, the numbers make it prime to build upon the franchise. If the movie would have tanked horribly, then we may not be having this conversation. Plus, the Reacher series is beloved amongst its fans. There's plenty of material to pull from there.

Word is they want Christopher McQuarrie back as director even though he'll be busy on MI:5. If the studio wants to fast track it, they may have to stop waiting and find someone else.

Source: Deadline

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10:27PM on 12/10/2013
I'm honestly shocked so many people liked the film and the idea of a sequel. I thought for sure there would be mixed reaction to this. Personally I loved the film. One of my favorites of 2012. Can't wait for the sequel!
I'm honestly shocked so many people liked the film and the idea of a sequel. I thought for sure there would be mixed reaction to this. Personally I loved the film. One of my favorites of 2012. Can't wait for the sequel!
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3:31PM on 12/10/2013

"Remember, you wanted this"

First film was a great execution of "less is more". Very taught and well-paced thriller. Can't wait for the sequel!
First film was a great execution of "less is more". Very taught and well-paced thriller. Can't wait for the sequel!
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5:06PM on 12/10/2013
Of course, I'm sure you meant "taut" instead of "taught".
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Of course, I'm sure you meant "taut" instead of "taught".
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2:49PM on 12/10/2013

Good.

Jack Reacher was a damn good movie.
Jack Reacher was a damn good movie.
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12:21PM on 12/10/2013

Enjoyed the first one

It was a great mystery thriller. I saw it on my flight to Japan in May and it was the best movie I saw the entire way (Oz sucked, as did Hansel and Gretel).

I hope they keep up with the mystery and Tom gets to kick some more ass!
It was a great mystery thriller. I saw it on my flight to Japan in May and it was the best movie I saw the entire way (Oz sucked, as did Hansel and Gretel).

I hope they keep up with the mystery and Tom gets to kick some more ass!
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11:52AM on 12/10/2013
Jack Reacher was way underrated, it had some well-done action scenes and Cruise managed to nail the role even though he may have been miscast. I would like to see Michael Mann take over, if McQuarrie cannot, as they both share attention to detail with action.
Jack Reacher was way underrated, it had some well-done action scenes and Cruise managed to nail the role even though he may have been miscast. I would like to see Michael Mann take over, if McQuarrie cannot, as they both share attention to detail with action.
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10:17AM on 12/10/2013
I'm stoked. Greatly written. Hope Christopher McQuarrie comes back.
I'm stoked. Greatly written. Hope Christopher McQuarrie comes back.
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10:10AM on 12/10/2013

The first was a pleasent surprise...

So I'm looking forward to the sequel.
So I'm looking forward to the sequel.
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9:58AM on 12/10/2013
Literally watched this last night again. Love it. And for a PG-13 flick it was very dark and violent in spots. I would definitely be up for another.
Literally watched this last night again. Love it. And for a PG-13 flick it was very dark and violent in spots. I would definitely be up for another.
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9:35AM on 12/10/2013
Loved the first one. Only thing the sequel is gonna miss is Robert Duvall.
Loved the first one. Only thing the sequel is gonna miss is Robert Duvall.
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9:07AM on 12/10/2013
Never heard of the books until I saw the movie - I certainly enjoyed the movie...but then I also really enjoyed the The Littlest Hobo as a I kid...so I was always going to enjoy this type of movie. There's a voice that keeps on calling me. Down the road, that's where I'll always be. Every stop I make, I make a new friend, Can't stay for long, just turn around and I'm gone again. :o)
Never heard of the books until I saw the movie - I certainly enjoyed the movie...but then I also really enjoyed the The Littlest Hobo as a I kid...so I was always going to enjoy this type of movie. There's a voice that keeps on calling me. Down the road, that's where I'll always be. Every stop I make, I make a new friend, Can't stay for long, just turn around and I'm gone again. :o)
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6:50AM on 12/10/2013
I liked Jack Reacher a lot! It beats the studio remakes, reboots and boring movies where a city gets destroyed.

I also liked Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher but I don't think he should have played him because he's just too busy! This is easily a franchise that they could have churned out year after year without much effort. The story is there, it doesn't require that much of a budget or special effects and people enjoyed the first one.
I liked Jack Reacher a lot! It beats the studio remakes, reboots and boring movies where a city gets destroyed.

I also liked Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher but I don't think he should have played him because he's just too busy! This is easily a franchise that they could have churned out year after year without much effort. The story is there, it doesn't require that much of a budget or special effects and people enjoyed the first one.
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6:34AM on 12/10/2013

Pleasantly surprised with Jack Reacher

Never read the book, so I'm not bothered about his lack of physicality. Tom Cruise never disappoints me. Watched Rain Man again the other day and just thought "Wow, he really owns". And the line "cunning and sometimes brute force."...YES PLEASE.
Never read the book, so I'm not bothered about his lack of physicality. Tom Cruise never disappoints me. Watched Rain Man again the other day and just thought "Wow, he really owns". And the line "cunning and sometimes brute force."...YES PLEASE.
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6:21AM on 12/10/2013
Nice.
Nice.
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4:11AM on 12/10/2013
I really liked Jack Reacher. An actual GOOD throw back to 80's style action. I love that fight at the end in the rain and the score throughout is fantastic.
I really liked Jack Reacher. An actual GOOD throw back to 80's style action. I love that fight at the end in the rain and the score throughout is fantastic.
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2:59AM on 12/10/2013
Loved the first one and would gladly welcome a second. I enjoyed Jack Reacher much more than I thought I would have.
Loved the first one and would gladly welcome a second. I enjoyed Jack Reacher much more than I thought I would have.
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12:13AM on 12/10/2013

Tom Cruise may be batshit insane over Scientology

but he delivered a hell of a performance as Jack Reacher. I'd see a sequel, especially if Christopher McQuarrie is back on board.
but he delivered a hell of a performance as Jack Reacher. I'd see a sequel, especially if Christopher McQuarrie is back on board.
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11:52PM on 12/09/2013
Yes, I know Cruise is much shorter than Reacher is in the books, but I was honestly surprised by how much I enjoyed the film and how solidly Christopher McQuarrie directed it. It was tonally very sure of itself and it had a style that suited the material without overwhelming it. Lee Child's cameo appearance as the police officer who gives Jack his toothbrush back after Jack gets out of lockup was great!
Yes, I know Cruise is much shorter than Reacher is in the books, but I was honestly surprised by how much I enjoyed the film and how solidly Christopher McQuarrie directed it. It was tonally very sure of itself and it had a style that suited the material without overwhelming it. Lee Child's cameo appearance as the police officer who gives Jack his toothbrush back after Jack gets out of lockup was great!
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11:52PM on 12/09/2013
Jack Reacher was fucking awesome. The direction was tight, the score was great and that opening scene was unreal. For as big a bitch as Jai Courtney was in Die Hard 5, he was BAD ASS in Reacher. I welcome this sequel with big ol' muhfuggin' open arms.
JackDurden, I was kind of hoping for Jim Jarmusch as the villain.
Jack Reacher was fucking awesome. The direction was tight, the score was great and that opening scene was unreal. For as big a bitch as Jai Courtney was in Die Hard 5, he was BAD ASS in Reacher. I welcome this sequel with big ol' muhfuggin' open arms.
JackDurden, I was kind of hoping for Jim Jarmusch as the villain.
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11:50PM on 12/09/2013
Underrated movie... A lot of people like to dump on Tom Cruise but I think he turned out a solid performance as always. (I understand the book character is nothing like Cruise, but I didn't read the books, so I didn't have a problem there)
Underrated movie... A lot of people like to dump on Tom Cruise but I think he turned out a solid performance as always. (I understand the book character is nothing like Cruise, but I didn't read the books, so I didn't have a problem there)
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11:31PM on 12/09/2013
Abel Ferrera as the villain or GTFO
Abel Ferrera as the villain or GTFO
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