Last month, the prospects of Tom Cruise’s film Jack Reacher earning enough at the box office to warrant a sequel seemed pretty dim. But that was before the film opened in the Asian territories of Japan, China and Korea, where it seems to have done fairly well, as Deadline is reporting that the film’s box office receipts have now crossed the $200 million mark and studio Paramount is now considering whether a follow up would be in order. Of course, this is still lower than the previously reported $250 million mark for the studio to start work on a sequel but it is possible that the studio is hoping that a second installment will kick start things financially.
The film is based on one of the novels in writer Lee Child’s popular novel series which contains 16 installments so far. The film was based on the novel One Shot, the ninth in the series. The producers have a wide range of possibilities of where to go for a story and I think that if they pick a novel that came before One Shot it won’t necessarily be presented as a prequel.