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Director Ed Zwick Reteaming with Tom Cruise for 'Jack Reacher 2'

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May 19, 2015
Source: Deadline

Ed Zwick / Never Go Back

Now they have my attention. It's being reported by Deadline that Paramount and Skydance are looking to hire Edward Zwick (aka Ed Zwick) for the in-development Jack Reacher sequel, which will once again star Tom Cruise. Based on Lee Child's book series, the first film followed Cruise as Jack Reacher being framed for killing innocent people, and was directed by Christopher McQuarrie. While McQuarrie has since moved on to direct Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, he will still be executive producing this. Cruise will return for Jack Reacher 2 with Zwick at the helm, directing a script by Richard Wenk that will be revised by Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz before they start filming. A few more details on this next one found below.

Early word is that Jack Reacher 2 will be based on the book Never Go Back, published in 2013. "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 can't remember either transgression but gets to the bottom of it with cunning and sometimes brute force." We'll keep an eye out for development details. Zwick and Cruise worked on The Last Samurai together, one of my favorite films, but that was years ago. Zwick's most recent features have been Pawn Sacrifice, Love & Other Drugs and Defiance. Stay tuned for more.

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments

1

Okay after 8 years of only going to Firstshowing for my movie news, the lack of Shanghai Dawn news has made me say forget this lame site im outta here.

Jesse Bangerter on May 19, 2015

2

If U waited 8 years for sequel to that first movie, then U got bigger problems than the movie sites U visit for your news..

Tester on May 19, 2015

3

nothing is perfect...

ari smulders on May 20, 2015

4

When I watched Jack Reacher he was the guy that helped the man who was framed for killing innocent people, not the other way around. Kinda liked the movie so got no problem with them making a second one.

Enola on May 19, 2015

5

Oh man The Last Samurai is insanely good...im excited for this now.

Jon Odishaw on May 19, 2015

6

THE LAST SAMURAI is one of my favorite films. One of the only movies to make me cry whenever I view it. The "last charge" scene!!!~ Hurgh!!~

DAVIDPD on May 19, 2015

7

I absolutely adore Ken Watanabe because of that movie. Became one of my favorite actors.

grimjob on May 20, 2015

8

Zwick is very talented. I am curious to see how he makes a straight up action film.

DAVIDPD on May 19, 2015

9

Nice said, and I wasn't impressed by the first one. I must admit the jack reacher books I don't read but I understand his appearance (length) is essential for the stories. But isn't Lee child responsible for that? If he said to :not with Tom Cruise, because he is to small, the movie wouldn't be made, because he gives the final yes to make a jack reacher movie...

ari smulders on May 19, 2015

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When arguments are valid I always listen to people. I knew jack reacher was a big man by reactions on this site and others. When I saw jack reacher I felt they indeed should take a big man like a di onnofrio or marine like with a big jaw bone, but couldn't explain it why, it would indeed have more impact. Yes it says allot about how it works in Hollywood, the stars have a great influence, how movies are made, and with how much cash. Marvel I think is a exception, because they have there own stars on paper. But indeed as a writer you have to swallow cum of stars to get the bucks.

ari smulders on May 20, 2015

11

Nobody cares about the anti Tom cruise fan boys. Cruise been cast as reacher has happened and will continue to happen. Get over your sense of self entitlement. You're not getting the movie you want then don't watch it. But don't whine about it. Nobody cares.

FriendlyPrimate on May 23, 2015

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