In which Tom Cruise brings author Lee Child's character to life.
Author Lee Child's venerable character Jack Reacher is described as a giant of a man; standing at about six and a half feet tall and weighing in at about 250 pounds, it seems only natural that diminutive Tom Cruise would be playing him in the movie adaptation.
Based on One Shot, the ninth book in Child's Jack Reacher series of novels, the film finds the titular bad ass investigating a sniper killing, running into various twists and turns along the way. The first trailer for the film, seen below, picks up a sort of Drive vibe, with Cruise's Reacher standing out as a sort of urban drifter type, who drives muscle cars, beats up thugs who attack black ninja style, and shows off his scars for the camera. Most intriguing of all about the movie is the fact that noted crazy person filmmaker Werner Herzog (who doesn't appear in this trailer) shows up as the main villain. Here's hoping he regales Cruise's character with his philosophy on the inherent cruelty of the natural world and how much Klaus Kinski used to piss him off.
Jack Reacher comes out sometime this December.
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