10 Biggest Movie and TV News This Week (Dec 14)

10. Tom Cruise Returning For Jack Reacher Sequel

Jack Despite making a decent $218 million at the box office on top of generally positive reviews, Paramount has been reluctant to greenlight a sequel to Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. At least, until earlier this week, that is. Deadline reported Tuesday that Paramount and Skydance Productions have fast-tracked a sequel, which will reunite Cruise with McQuarrie (who are both currently focusing on pre-production for Mission: Impossible 5). Not much word is available on how far along the sequel really is, though Deadline cites that they're still looking for writers. They have noted that the basis for the film will be Lee Child's 18th Jack Reacher novel, Never Go Back, which was published this last September. The description of the novel from Lee Child's website is as follows:
Reacher has made his way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. He's there to meet€”in person€”the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn't Turner behind the CO's desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to contemplate. When threatened, you can run or fight. Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs.
As I said, we don't have much to go on at this time other than confirmation on Cruise's involvement, now we just have to sit back and wait and see how the events unfold from here, and where Cruise and McQuarrie, both known for being extremely busy, will be able to fit the film into their schedules.

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