Actor Tom Cruise‘s most recent success in Paramount Pictures’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation marks an opportune milestone for the studio. Its 2012 adaptation of the Lee Child-written Jack Reacher novels drew some attention but almost didn’t reach sequel potential, so thankfully for fans of the film there’s been enough interest in one with the help of ancillary sales and overseas markets.
HOLLYWOOD, CA (October 20, 2015) – 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,” “ EOSTORM”), and Christopher McQuarrie (“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION,” “ ALKYRIE”). 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,” “ hameless”), 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”).
Tom Cruise is a global cultural icon who has made an immeasurable impact on cinema by creating some of the most memorable characters of all time in legendary films such as “TOP GUN,” “JERRY MAGUIRE,” “RISKY BUSINESS,” “MINORITY REPORT,” “INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE,” “A FEW GOOD MEN,” “THE FIRM,” “RAIN MAN,” “ OLLATERAL,” “THE LAST SAMURAI,” “EDGE OF TOMORROW,” “THE COLOR OF MONEY,” and the “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE” franchise among many others.
A consummate filmmaker involved in all aspects of film production, Cruise has achieved extraordinary success as an actor, producer, and philanthropist in a career spanning over three decades. A three-time Academy Award® nominee and three-time Golden Globe Award winner his films have earned over eight billion dollars in worldwide box office alone— an incomparable accomplishment.
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