It’s now being reported that star Tom Cruise is set to ramp-up yet another of his successful franchise vehicles from Paramount Pictures in the form of the follow-up to 2012’s action / thriller “Jack Reacher”. No title has been officially released as of yet, but the upcoming film is said to be on the fast track by the studio for an October release next fall . .
Jack Reacher 2 reteams the mega-star with Oscar-winner Edward Zwick, who last directed Cruise in the critically acclaimed, “The Last Samurai” over a decade ago. Also joining the cast is Agent Maria Hill herself, Cobie Smulders, in what has been touted as a “more grounded” outing for the eponymous ex-military investigator.
The upcoming sequel is reported to be based on “Never Go Back” – the 18th Jack Reacher novel written by Lee Child. Jack Reacher 2 finds the investigator caught up in a mystery involving a commanding officer at a Virginia army base ( Smulders ), and a teenager named Samantha, who might, in fact, be Jack Reacher’s daughter. The first Jack Reacher was a mystery / action / thriller involving a convoluted conspiracy, but the sequel is said to be more comparatively straight-forward, with its focus more on Reacher’s relationships with Susan and Samantha.
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Entertainment’s untitled Jack Reacher Sequel is officially set to arrive in theaters on October 21, 2016 . .