Ed Zwick Could Direct/Write ‘Jack Reacher’ Sequel

I still don’t understand how the public hasn’t caught on to Christopher McQuarrie‘s Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise.

Jack Reacher is one fun action film that I often revisit, because of McQuarrie’s simple, yet effective writing and directing and Cruise’s turn as one of the more memorable Jack characters in his endless resume.

It’s a hard-hitting, bone-crunching action film of the highest quality and yet it mostly went by unnoticed theatrically, despite those that saw it gushing over it and a generally positive critical reception.

Now, a sequel is still being talked about, with McQuarrie sadly bowing out, but The Last Samurai‘s Ed Zwick stepping in to possibly direct and write.

Right now, the sequel is said to follow the book titled Never Go Back, with this synopsis:

In it, 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.

I’m not exactly sure if I’m sold on a McQuarrie-less Reacher sequel, but Zwick and Cruise have worked together to success, so here’s to hoping that magic strikes twice, if the project moves past the negotiations phase.

Source : Birth.Movies.Death

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