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Reacher rambles in

09.25.2008
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Author Lee Child's roving ex-army cop Jack Reacher (how come tough guys are never named Stanley or Purvis?) has seen plenty of novelized adventures, but he's somehow never made it to the big screen despite several attempts.

That might finally change now that Paramount has put screenwriter Josh Olson (A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE) to work adapting Child's book ONE SHOT. The story finds the long-running thriller series' reticent hard-hitting hero investigating a former Gulf War sniper accused of killing several seemingly random civilians, and finding himself deciphering a puzzle that involves the Russian Mafia. The book was initially set up with Tom Cruise producing, which may still be the case.

As for what attracted Olson to the project, he says: "I had just finished watching the first two Dirty Harry movies on Blu-ray, and I thought, 'No one's making movies like that anymore.'" Too true -- they don't even seem to try.

Extra Tidbit: An adaptation of Child's earlier Reacher novel KILLING FLOOR was once at New Line with a script John Rogers (TRANSFORMERS).
Source: THR

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5:35PM on 09/26/2008

Nice!

Read a couple of the Jack Reacher novels and I always thought it could be a great serie since they never refer to the other books in new ones. Could be like Bond where there's no continuity.
Read a couple of the Jack Reacher novels and I always thought it could be a great serie since they never refer to the other books in new ones. Could be like Bond where there's no continuity.
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1:41PM on 09/26/2008
Popeye Doyle-'nuff said.
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1:22PM on 09/26/2008

names

Stanley White...mickey rourke...tough guy...

Buford Pusser- joe done baker-walking tall...tough guy...

Harry Stamper- arnie- true lies- tough guy...

Martin Riggs- mel gibson- lethal weapon- tough guy...

i can go on and on with not really crazy tough sounding names for tough guys...
Stanley White...mickey rourke...tough guy...

Buford Pusser- joe done baker-walking tall...tough guy...

Harry Stamper- arnie- true lies- tough guy...

Martin Riggs- mel gibson- lethal weapon- tough guy...

i can go on and on with not really crazy tough sounding names for tough guys...
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