After the dust settled from what is being reported as a “competitive situation” among a number of streaming and premium cable suitors, Amazon has secured the rights to bring Lee Child‘s bestselling Jack Reacher book series from page to screen. With Nick Santora (Scorpion, Prison Break) set to write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner, […]
“His knuckles were nearly touching the ground,” wrote Lee Child of his now-famous protagonist Jack Reacher in the 2012 book A Wanted Man. “His neck was thick and his hands were the size of dinner plates…A wild man. But not really. Underneath everything else seemed strangely civilized….His gaze was both wise and appealing, both friendly […]
Yesterday it was announced that Dynamite Entertainment would be doing John Wick comics. They already have the license to do James Bond Comics. This got me thinking of other film franchises that could easily translate into the comic book medium. Action oriented shoot-em ups seem a natural for building the universes in comics and graphic […]
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back hits theaters this Friday and I’m personally looking forward to it. The film stars Tom Cruise as the title character and Cobie Smulders as a member of the Military Police that happens onto a conspiracy as men in Reacher’s old unit are being killed. We’ve got two videos below. The […]
I remember seeing the first Jack Reacher movie and being pleasantly surprised by both the character and Tom Cruise’s performance. I since went back and read a couple of the Lee Child novels where Reacher started. Interestingly the first film was not based on the first novel, it was based on One Shot, the ninth […]
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back comes out on October 21st, it’s the sequel to the 2012 film with Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike and Jai Courtney. It’s based on the novels by Lee Childs and in my opinion, it was a good movie. But fans of the character of Jack Reacher reacted poorly to Cruise’s casting, […]
One of the film’s I’m looking forward to this fall is the new Jack Reacher film, Never Go Back. Based on the series of novels by Lee Childs, the fist Jack Reacher film was released in 2012 starring Tom Cruise and was written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. The film did a really good job […]
During an interview with Empire, Lee Child let it be known that his action hero Jack Reacher was going to get a second film. Tom Cruise, who played Reacher in the first film, will return but director Christopher McQuarrie will not and Child explained why. “McQuarrie is going to be in post-production on Mission: Impossible 5. […]
This one will be based on the 18th novel in the Lee Child novel series.
I enjoyed Jack Reacher a great deal. I'm not sure I liked its politics too much, but the Sherlock-y stuff was fun, it had some good action, there were some really satisfying plot beats. I want more.... and I may get what I want.
Who is Jack Reacher? And how tall is he?
Woman strangling and man rocking meet the cutting room floor.
Includes don't-miss observations on Car-Fu and Carkido.
Alasdair Stuart writes for Bleeding Cool. Lee Child’s novels about a traumatized ex-Military Policeman turned pseudo-Ronin have been belting along quite happily for some time now. The premise, that Reacher is a man constantly on the move and constantly getting into the very trouble he’s trying to avoid, is great pulp fodder and Child’s combination […]
Previously bobbing about in a version that had been dubbed into Russian, here’s the US version of the first Jack Reacher trailer. It does look rather smooth, and potentially very exciting. Yes, Tom Cruise is a lot shorter than the Jack Reacher of Lee Childs‘ original books. He’s small enough now to be Jack Can’t […]
There’s our first image of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher, or if you pay any heed to the plaintiffs across the blogosphere, Jack Reacher‘s Mini Me. The film is adapted from Lee Child‘s thriller novel, One Shot, which is anything but: there are plenty of Jack Reacher novels now. The reason this one was picked […]
Tom Cruise has lined up his next two pictures: first he’ll play Jack Reacher in a Christopher McQuarrie film of the novel One Shot, then move on to Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion. Personally, I had no idea who this Reacher character was so I did the most stringent and rigorous research a blogger could ever throw […]