Tom Cruise is in talks to play Jack Reacher. Who is Jack Reacher you ask? Good Question! Jack Reacher is the star of a string of bestselling books by Lee Child about a former military man turned drifter who wanders through America using his training and skills for people who need his help? So basically another big budgeted action movie, it’s only been like one week since the last one came out.
This series of books have been hugely popular, I’m surprised I haven’t heard of them before. Sources reveal that Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have closed the deal with Tom to star in One Shot which will head into production later this year. The plot goes like this; Reacher is trying to prove the innocence of an expert sniper who is accused of killing five people, basically that’s about it with some more stuff thrown in of course, but here’s the catch, Reacher is described as being 6’5 and 250 pounds…ummm errr, calling all special effects folks. From what we hear, fans have made their disapproval quite clear about Tom playing this character, the guy just isn’t popular these days, yet it still hasn’t stopped the big gun from pressing on with the film. Any Reacher fans out there? Tell us what you think? Is this just another Tom backlash or are the fans on the money?