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Jack Reacher: a reboot TV series without Tom Cruise is in production



Jack Reacher: a reboot TV series without Tom Cruise is in production

The Jack Reacher franchise will undergo a major restyling, which will see the light in a new guise with a reboot TV series that does not include the …

The franchise will undergo a major restyling Jack Reacherwhich will see the light in a new guise with a reboot TV series that does not include the star of the two films, Tom Cruise. It was to announce it Lee Child, creator of the saga of novels from which the films were based. Child in a recent interview with BBC Radio he has declared:

I really enjoyed working with Cruise, he’s a really good guy and we had a lot of fun. But ultimately the readers are right. Reacher’s size is really, really massive and it’s a big part of who he is. The idea is that when Reacher walks into a room he gets all a little nervous for the first minute. And Cruise doesn’t have this feature.

Lee Child then talked about the plans he has in mind for this new project, for which he asked for the cooperation of his readers:

What I have decided to do is that there will be no other films with Tom Cruise. We’ll be taking Jack Reacher to Netflix or something. A TV series to watch in streaming, with a whole new actor. We will try to find the right person and start from scratch, with a reboot. I want anyone who was upset about Cruise’s choice to help me by participating in choosing the right performer for the television series.

The first film about Jack Reacher, directed by Christopher McQuarrie in 2012, had a great success at the box office with over $ 215 million grossed worldwide. The sequel instead, released in 2016 but directed by Edward Zwick, had earned “only” 161 million dollars. The TV series is still in development and is expected to be produced by Skydance and Paramount Television. However, at the moment an official confirmation has not yet arrived from the top of the production studios