Tom Cruise to return as novel character “Jack Reacher”

In 2012, Tom Cruise brought the character of “Jack Reacher” to life. The character, based on a series of novels by Lee Child, was a former major in the Army who left and began working odd jobs to help out in investigating suspicious and frequently dangerous situations.

The film, based on the novel “One Shot”, was made with a $57 million budget and the film made $218 million worldwide, which gave the possibility of a sequel. It was announced that Cruise will return to the role in said sequel, which may reunite him with Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, the director and writer respectively of Cruise’s 2003 film “The Last Samurai”.

The sequel is said to be using the 18th novel of the Reacher series, “Never Go Back”. In the novel, Reacher returns to his old military base to find out why the female commanding officer is arrested and finds himself in hot water when he is charged with assault and illegitimately fathering a child, yet he has no recollection.

In preparation for the original film’s fight scenes, Tom studied the “Keysi Fighting Method” by the style’s founder, Andy Norman. Most likely, we will be seeing Cruise use that style again in the film. Below is the first fight scene Cruise engages in. The “Jack Reacher” sequel is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2016.

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