Now it’s time for Jack Reacher Caps and some extra stills. Hope you enjoy!
Tom was in South Korea yesterday promoting Jack Reacher, more pictures!
Pictures from yesterday’s premiere and press conference of Jack Reacher in Japan:
I’ve added to the gallery some new High Quality Stills and the final One Sheet Posters for Jack Reacher. Also some set pictures. The movie is set to open in the US next week, December 21st.
Based on the 2005 novel by Lee Child “One Shot”, written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, also starrting Robert Duvall and Rosamund Pike.
Plot: After a sniper kills five people in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, police arrest a man named Barr, who asks them to contact Jack Reacher, a drifter and former Army Military Police officer. Working as an investigator for Barr’s defense attorney, Reacher unravels a case involving a hired killer and a Russian known only as “the zec.”
And the Jack Reacher Promotion has started! Yesterday at Manchester Derby and today at London Premiere. Here are pictures:
MSN Movies has added some new clips! I’m so excited, I can’t wait for this movie!
From the New York Times best-selling series author Lee Child comes one of the most compelling heroes to step from novel to screen: ex-military investigator “Jack Reacher.” Written and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie, “Jack Reacher” stars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, Richard Jenkins and Werner Herzog.
Jack Reacher is a tough and smart ex-military investigator with only one goal in mind: Justice. More comfortable by himself than in the company of others, it is only when he sees someone in need that he can’t help but do what is right.
Reacher is extremely intelligent, lives by his own rules and believes in doing the right thing, but he doesn’t always follow the rules others put in place for him.
Rule No. 1: Hit them hard, hit them fast
Rule No. 2: Always keep moving, look forward, never backwards
Rule No. 3: Travel light, travel far, carry nothing, own nothing
Rule No. 4: The less I relax, the luckier I get
JACK REACHER is a smart brutal suspense flick… just what I’d hope Christopher McQuarrie would make!
Iâ€™ve seen JACK REACHER for about a month now. Just cleared the embargo stage so letâ€™s hop right into it. Why should you give two shits about this film? Well, it is based on a series of books by Lee Child that has huge fans. Reacher is essentially the most badass Military Detective that there ever was. He found problems. That life is in the rearview and now he wanders the earth like Kane from Kung Fu having adventures. Now, thereâ€™s no Eastern philosophy. Jack Reacher is a bit more like John Ramboâ€¦ except a whole lot more functional. Ramboâ€™s zero to sixty is almost instantaneous. Jack Reacher has that kind of acceleration of violence, but he has a rather intense personal code. Iâ€™m pretty sure he belongs behind barsâ€¦ but heâ€™s kinda like the whole damn A-TEAM boiled into one very lethal Tom Cruise.
Reacher is probably a bit more talkative than his character in the book, but McQuarrieâ€™s dialogue for Reacher is so choice. In fact if you watch Cruiseâ€™s Jack Reacherâ€¦ efficient & precise describe his actions, dialogue and line of thought. Shortest distances. He keeps things explosive, even if theyâ€™re barbs of the verbal side.
You should not be surprised. This film is the second feature film directed by Christopher McQuarrie. The first is an intensely violent crime film called THE WAY OF THE GUN. McQuarrie is all kinds of sharp. He writes and directs like a clockwork mechanism. You always can look and marvel at the film as it comes together. It is deliberately clever & I really respond to that in a film like this.
JACK REACHER is an old school man with internally created way of life. Heâ€™s a man like The Outlaw Josey Wales. And thatâ€™s a very good film to conjure when talking about this movie. Youâ€™re talking ex-Military badass, never able to return home. Living day by day the way he lives. Heâ€™s a violent man. He stays off the clock, between the shadows. He uses the Greyhound bus system to travel. No ID checks, no tracking. You get the ideaâ€¦ trouble finds himâ€¦ you also get the idea that people around him get hurt and he moves forward. Always forward. He doesnâ€™t do anything that he canâ€™t live with.
Now the bad guys in this are into political corruption, theyâ€™re part of the infection feeding on society, but thatâ€™s getting ahead of myself.
The film starts off with a sniper mass murder spree. Brutal and not glorified. It isnâ€™t a cool sceneâ€¦ itâ€™s an oddly familiar one. The kind of thing you wouldnâ€™t be surprised to have explode into tomorrowâ€™s media. They quickly capture the â€œguyâ€ â€“ heâ€™s disenfranchised, ex-militaryâ€¦ even had a history of this kind of thing. All the evidence points to him and there is an OVERWHELMING CASE against him. He says, GET JACK REACHER.
Like I said, this crime has the media circus swirling and even a transient badass like Reacher sees the news and he had sworn to this killer thatâ€¦ Well, thatâ€™d be telling too much. Rosamund Pike plays the lawyer defending the mass murderer against her DA Father. Things occur, Reacher begins helping the Defense after checking out the evidence. He smells a frame. Rosamund suffers a bit in the film from that Sondra Locke in JOSEY WALES syndrome. When you have Josey Wales in a movie, do you really crave anything else? She isnâ€™t badâ€¦ sheâ€™s just doesnâ€™t have THE part, ya know? Between Cruise andâ€¦ WERNER HERZOG!
Now â€“ I love films like this. Trail mysteries where each breadcrumb leads to the next â€“ and thenâ€¦ eventually people are being killed in Werner Herzogâ€™s fucking presence â€“ because WERNER HERZOG is one of the scariest men ever. God bless him. Heâ€™s our Eric Von Stroheim and I adore him. People remain mysteries when theyâ€™re tough and when you hear the story Herzog tells about his characterâ€™s originâ€¦. It is SO AWESOME â€“ itâ€™s a classic McQuarrie criminal bedtime tale â€“ and I canâ€™t get enough of these. It isnâ€™t as operatic at Keyser Soze, but you can bet Keyser likes The Zecâ€™s style.
If you love PARKER movies, this is a movie and a character of that kind of determination. JACK REACHER is made of that pulp â€“ and McQuarrie knows that pulp. Cruise smartly puts himself in McQuarrieâ€™s hands and the film that comes out of that has a wonderful swagger.
OH and Robert Duvall is a retired Marine with a Shooting Range that Reacher ends up atâ€¦ and Duvall is totally in the Chief Dan George â€“ CHARACTER & COLOR mode. Heâ€™s awesome. Just like Chief Dan George was awesome in Josey Wales.
Now I know, Iâ€™ve brought up THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES so I assume you have to want to know, whatâ€™s better? Well, OUTLAW JOSEY WALES. Duh. By miles, because thatâ€™s my favorite Eastwood western. Love it. And to have a film set in the current world that evokes that iconic man of mystery. The alley angel you hope is out there maybe putting a few wrongs right the wrong way.
This film is called JACK REACHER and after you see it, youâ€™ll know the name and what it stands for.
Also keep your eyes on David Oyelowo, heâ€™s the investigatind Detective on the case that starts the film. He does real good work in a role that lets him have some fun. He keeps doing really wonderful work in film. Canâ€™t wait to see what he has for us next.
Iâ€™m so happy that McQuarrie finally has that career fire burning that Iâ€™ve wanted for him ever since I saw WAY OF THE GUN. Can I mention that film enough? And if McQuarrie gets to make a MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE film like it looks like, itâ€™ll be one helluva caper flickâ€¦ hope thereâ€™s some genuine flim flam going on.
12 years between his first and second feature and McQuarrie is improving with age! Now it gets really interesting.
A new featurette for the Lee Child adaptation Jack Reacher has been released. The film is based on Childâ€™s novel One Shot, which is one of 16 novels that center on the Jack Reacher character. In this featurette, the author talks about bringing the wildly popular character to the big screen and defends the decision to cast Tom Cruise as the 6â€™5â€, 250 lbs. title character from the book series. Despite a grating intro thatâ€™s narrated by â€œMovie Trailer Guy,â€ the featurette provides a nice look at the film and gives fans the chance to hear Child talk about having his material adapted into a feature film. Director Christopher McQuarrie was just recently tapped to helm Mission: Impossible 5 based on his work with Cruise on Jack Reacher, so obviously Cruise and Paramount are happy with the film. Hereâ€™s hoping heâ€™s put together a fun thriller thatâ€™ll please the bookâ€™s legion of fans.
Hit the jump to watch the featurette. The film also stars Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, and Werner Herzog. Jack Reacher opens on December 21st.
You can watch it in HD over at Yahoo!
Hereâ€™s the official synopsis for Jack Reacher:
When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: â€œGet Jack Reacher!â€ So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.
There are 2 new TV Spots for Jack Reacher, opening December 21st in the US: