Emerging under the shadow of Paramount’s flagship action series Mission: Impossible, few would have predicted that Jack Reacher, a live-action adaptation that found Tom Cruise in the mighty shoes of the former major, would score $218 million at the worldwide box office with sound reviews to boot.
It may have lost director writer-director Christopher McQuarrie – snapped up by the Mission: Impossible franchise, incidentally – but Skydance is barrelling down on the release of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, which welcomes series newcomer Cobie Smulders to the fray.
There, she’ll be rubbing shoulders with Cruise, Robert Catrini, Danika Yarosh, Aldis Hodge, Patrick Heusinger, Holt McCallany and Austin Hebert, and today’s action-packed international poster tees up that core action duo of Cruise and Smulders. What really has us excited for Never Go Back is that, in a bid to ensure the follow-up remains faithful to Lee Child’s novel series, the author himself helped pen the script alongside Marshall Herskovitz. Now it’s just a matter of waiting another two months before Skydance’s thriller opens.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back takes a deep dive into Reacher’s murky past when Edward Zwick’s action sequel pummels its way into theaters on October 21. If you’re keen to get an early taste of the action, the laster trailer for Never Go Back had fists flying and goons falling at a dizzying rate.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back follows the title character as he returns to Virginia to meet the head of his former unit. But she’s missing, he’s being charged with a crime committed nearly 20 years ago, and he may even have a daughter. Making things right will lead him on a cross-country chase to uncover the truth – and maybe even a family.