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Tom Cruise eyes sci-fi project Our Name Is Adam while Jack Reacher gets a new poster

Oct. 17, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

Tom Cruise is no stranger in a strange land when it comes to the world of sci-fi storytelling, and he may be looking to continue that successful relationship with a possible starring role in OUR NAME IS ADAM.  While the plot is being kept under wraps, we do know that the script comes from T.S. Nowlin - Nowlin also has another sci-fi script titled AGENT 13 in the works with Rupert Wyatt (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES) directing and Charlize Theron starring, so the Hollywood consensus seems to be that this screenwriter has got the sci-fi goods.

But that project is far in the future, and not just because it's sci-fi (if you know what I mean [Tom Cruise is hella busy]).  Speaking in more immediate terms: JACK REACHER.  From what I understand, after a very solid showing with the first trailer (seen above) people have managed to let go of some of their doubts about Cruise taking on the popular character.  Maybe he still doesn't physically fit or have quite the right energetic quality fans of the book series starring the Reacher were hoping for, but Cruise and writer/director Christopher McQuarrie have by all indications put together something engaging and affective and more than a bit brutal.

That being said, while this poster might just be trying to communicate exactly those qualities, I can't help but look at it and see a sad, simmering, grumpy post-Katie Holmes Tom Cruise.  He looks a bit like he's trying not to cry, and is tightening everything up in order to make sure that doesn't happen.  But who am I kidding - intense Tom Cruise expressions sell movies like hotcakes, so why mess with a proven formula?

JACK REACHER arrives on December 21st.  Cruise can be seen in sci-fi tales OBLIVION and ALL YOU NEED IS KILL on April 26th, 2013 and sometime in 2014, respectively.

Jack Reacher UK poster

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Extra Tidbit: Originally titled ONE SHOT after the book, JACK REACHER received its title change because the studio wanted it to be anything BUT a one-shot. How are you feeling about that these days?
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2:06PM on 10/17/2012

cool..

seems like Tom got interesting line up of movies for this decade
seems like Tom got interesting line up of movies for this decade
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12:03PM on 10/17/2012
I dug the trailer and like the poster, but the title still doesn't hook me. "Jack Reacher" just sounds generic, like a movie with a movie. Seinfeld looks over to George, "You wanna go see Jack Reacher?" "Do I!?"
I dug the trailer and like the poster, but the title still doesn't hook me. "Jack Reacher" just sounds generic, like a movie with a movie. Seinfeld looks over to George, "You wanna go see Jack Reacher?" "Do I!?"
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10:03AM on 10/17/2012

Boring and predictable

Once again, Hollywood chooses to offer nothing but a image of star with a gun. Recently, I saw the poster for Flight directed Zemeckis and it just had Denzel in a pilots uniform looking up at the sky.. Look....stars like Cruise and Washington have been doing what they do for over twenty odd years. We all know who they are. The world knows who they are...and you've got a 50 to 10o million dollar marketing campaign in place to tell us that they have a movie coming out. So, how about giving
Once again, Hollywood chooses to offer nothing but a image of star with a gun. Recently, I saw the poster for Flight directed Zemeckis and it just had Denzel in a pilots uniform looking up at the sky.. Look....stars like Cruise and Washington have been doing what they do for over twenty odd years. We all know who they are. The world knows who they are...and you've got a 50 to 10o million dollar marketing campaign in place to tell us that they have a movie coming out. So, how about giving us a poster with a little more thought to it instead of a poster which looks like a $1.99 DVD cover in a bargain bin someplace.
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9:51AM on 10/17/2012
Who did greenlight this photoshop mess of a Poster? We get it! Tom Cruise is what sells the movie. But that's no reason to make him a giant head!! That just looks ridiculous.
Who did greenlight this photoshop mess of a Poster? We get it! Tom Cruise is what sells the movie. But that's no reason to make him a giant head!! That just looks ridiculous.
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9:50AM on 10/17/2012
Boring, and sick of seeing posters like this. I have no clue what this movie is about, except that It's another Tom Cruise action vehicle.
Boring, and sick of seeing posters like this. I have no clue what this movie is about, except that It's another Tom Cruise action vehicle.
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9:41AM on 10/17/2012
That's a HUUUUGE head! :O ..oh, and what a boring poster!
That's a HUUUUGE head! :O ..oh, and what a boring poster!
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9:32AM on 10/17/2012
I like this awful poster for one reason: it informed me that the music is being done by Joe Kraemer, whose score for The Way of the Gun is AMAZING.
Additional thought... can we assume that "Jack Ryan" is going to have a name change? I can't imagine that Paramount wants to have two franchises starting with "Jack R."
I like this awful poster for one reason: it informed me that the music is being done by Joe Kraemer, whose score for The Way of the Gun is AMAZING.
Additional thought... can we assume that "Jack Ryan" is going to have a name change? I can't imagine that Paramount wants to have two franchises starting with "Jack R."
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11:59AM on 10/17/2012
Good eye!! I love that score as well! He's only really done documentaries and tv stuff, so I'm really interested to hear what he does with this!
Good eye!! I love that score as well! He's only really done documentaries and tv stuff, so I'm really interested to hear what he does with this!
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9:21AM on 10/17/2012
I know nothing about this character or movie...but just wondering, is it me...or does his head seem too big for his body in that poster?
I know nothing about this character or movie...but just wondering, is it me...or does his head seem too big for his body in that poster?
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8:47AM on 10/17/2012
The poster is simple, unoriginal and yet I love it.

This will be good.
The poster is simple, unoriginal and yet I love it.

This will be good.
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8:44AM on 10/17/2012

Still Not Buying It

I like Tom and I rarely miss his movies in the theatre (except Knight and Day...bullet dodge). He is entertaining and gives it his all. I just dont find him intimidating. And thats usually not an issue, except when he is obviously supposed to be a tough guy. I mean, if you read the books, the character is a 6 foot 5, 250 imposing figure that can scare you with a look. Sorry, Maverick, but I dont see it in you (though I liked him as Lestat and he had a very similar build o Reacher in the Vampire
I like Tom and I rarely miss his movies in the theatre (except Knight and Day...bullet dodge). He is entertaining and gives it his all. I just dont find him intimidating. And thats usually not an issue, except when he is obviously supposed to be a tough guy. I mean, if you read the books, the character is a 6 foot 5, 250 imposing figure that can scare you with a look. Sorry, Maverick, but I dont see it in you (though I liked him as Lestat and he had a very similar build o Reacher in the Vampire books). Gave this a neutral rating because I will still see it, as Im still sure itll be fun.
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