Jack Reacher Sequel Goes ahead

Jack Reacher sequel is to start shooting this November.

Jack Reacher didn’t quite do the business at the box office, but back in May rumblings began of a sequel looking to be a possibility, with Ed Zwick in the director’s chair.

Now, thanks to the success of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, everyone is reassured that Tom Cruise’s mojo is still intact so now Paramount is pushing ahead with Jack Reacher 2 to start shooting this November, for a release in late 2016.

Back when Jack Reacher 2 was first mooted, the plan looked to be an adaptation of 2013’s Never Go Back, Child’s eighteenth Reacher novel. That plot would see Reacher heading back to his old military base in Virginia, to be charged with a violent incident and faced with a paternity case, neither of which transgression he remembers.

Richard Wenk had been working on the screenplay, but it’s now being re-written by Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz. So the final thrust remains to be seen.

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