JACK REACHER 2 Starts Production

Jack Reacher

It may have not won over too many critics (62% on Rotten Tomatoes) or lit the domestic box office on fire ($80 million as per Box Office Mojo), but the 2012 Tom Cruise action pic Jack Reacher managed to set the over seas box office on fire. But with a total foreign and domestic total pull of just north of $218 million, it is understandable that Paramount would want to get a sequel going. And that sequel just started production yesterday under the title of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back ahead of an October 21, 2016 release date.

Here’s the press release from Paramount –

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media today announced that principal photography has commenced on “JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK,” starring Tom Cruise (the “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE” franchise, “EDGE OF TOMORROW”) and directed by Edward Zwick (“THE LAST SAMURAI,” “BLOOD DIAMOND”).

Production will take place in New Orleans. The film is set for release on October 21, 2016.

The new film, a sequel to 2012’s “JACK REACHER,” is based on author Lee Child’s 18th book in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, Never Go Back. The film is written by Richard Wenk (“THE EXPENDABLES 2,” “THE EQUALIZER”), Marshall Herskovitz (“LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS,” “THE LAST SAMURAI”) & Zwick.

Cruise is producing alongside Don Granger (“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION,” “JACK REACHER”), Skydance Media’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION,” “GEOSTORM”), and Christopher McQuarrie (“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION,” “VALKYRIE”). The executive producers are Paula Wagner (“WAR OF THE WORLDS,” “THE OTHERS”) and Herb Gains (“THE JUDGE,” “NON-STOP”).

“JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK” also stars Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother,” “AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON”), Danika Yarosh (“Heroes Reborn,” “Shameless”), Austin Hebert (“Bonnie and Clyde”), Patrick Heusinger (“QUANTUM BREAK,” “GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO DIVORCE”), Aldis Hodge (“STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON,” “A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD”), and Holt McCallany (“Blue Bloods,” “GANGSTER SQUAD”).

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture.
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