‘Jack Reacher’ Sequel ‘Never Go Back’ Moves Forward at Paramount

Tom Cruise is attached to reprise his title role from the 2012 thriller. Production may begin after ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ wraps next summer.
Tom Cruise is attached to reprise his title role from the 2012 thriller. Production may begin after Mission Impossible 5 wraps next summer.

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions are moving forward with a sequel to 2012's Jack Reacher, developing the Lee Child novel Never Look Back with Tom Cruise attached to star.

There was speculation that Paramount and Skydance may try to work in the sequel before production begins on Mission: Impossible 5, which is set for release on December 25, 2015. Although Paramount denied that claim, they did confirm that this sequel is on the fast track.

Never Look Back, which was published this fall, follows the title character returning to his old military base in Virginia, where he is set to take the new female commanding officer out to dinner. When Reacher arrives there, she has been arrested, with Jack also facing charges of assaulting a man and fathering a child with another woman. While Jack can't remember either of these events happening, he becomes determined to get to the bottom of both cases.

The studio is currently seeking writers for the project. Christopher McQuarrie wrote and directed Jack Reacher, but he is currently busy prepping for production on Mission: Impossible 5, which starts shooting this summer. However, both Tom Cruise and Paramount are hoping that Christopher McQuarrie will return to direct the sequel after Mission: Impossible 5 wraps. Jack Reacher earned over $218 worldwide from just a $57 production budget.

Tom Cruise may also try to squeeze in Go Like Hell before Mission: Impossible 5 and the Jack Reacher sequel. Joseph Kosinski is directing, with the actor playing Ford Mustang designer Carroll Shelby in this drama about Ford's rivalry with Ferarri in the 1960s at the annual LeMans race.

Jack Reacher was released December 21st, 2012 and stars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Jai Courtney, Vladimir Sizov, Joseph Sikora. The film is directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

Sources: Deadline

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  1. gumperman

    @2movieguys I know, I only watched it because I got a free movie pass to it and was like okay, I guess I'll go see it. I was completely blown away by how good it was and am glad I went to see it.

    1 year agoby @gumpermanFlag

  2. gumperman

    Nice! I thought Jack Reacher was surprisingly really good, so I will defiantly watch a sequel.

    1 year agoby @gumpermanFlag

  3. CelluloidDreams

    I'm very excited for this news. I watched Jack Reacher last year basically to kill time until the next showing of This is 40 and wound up knocked on my ass by how good it was.

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  4. AgentBlue

    Sounds cool I loved the first and love the books looking forward to another Reacher movie.

    1 year agoby @agentblueFlag

  5. Mka47

    i love the smell of irony in the morning

    1 year agoby @mka47Flag

  6. fanboy

    Excellent news, first was great and glad they are moving forward with a sequel!

    1 year agoby @fanboyFlag

  7. The_Crow2k

    Loved the first. Looking forward to the sequel.

    1 year agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  8. WongFu

    haven't seen the first one yet, I guess I should now.

    1 year agoby @instead8909Flag

  9. Zak Lee Ferguson

    I am so glad this is moving forward, much prefer this to move along faster than Ethan Hunts next Mission, as Hunt is Cruise but with Reacher it feels like a jaded darker, mysterious character, and that is it, there is a character Cruise inhabits , not just a Tom Cruise vehicle to earn box office praise!

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  10. ed_wood

    The first one was cool so I'm glad this is happening.

    1 year agoby @ed-woodFlag

  11. thedude-abides

    Funny, the film is titled Never go back, yet they're doing a sequel..

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Sure. First had its ups and downs, but was worthy. I'd be up for a sequel.

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  13. CUPID

    I really enjoyed the first, so this is some good news.

    1 year agoby @cupidFlag

  14. John M

    I'm up for a sequel. Jack Reacher was a pretty good action thriller.

    1 year agoby @john-mFlag

  15. TheDude1

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Jack Reacher was an amazing film. Can't wait to see the next movie.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

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