‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ with Tom Cruise Starts Shooting

Tom Cruise, Lee Child and Rosamund Pike in Jack Reacher
Tom Cruise is Reacher, Lee Child is the desk sergeant, and Rosamund Pike is Helen in ‘Jack Reacher.’ (Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Filming is now underway on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back with Tom Cruise back in the starring role. Jack Reacher director Christopher McQuarrie is producing this sequel and Edward Zwick, who directed Cruise in The Last Samurai, is at the helm of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Zwick, Richard Wenk, and Marshall Herskovitz wrote the script which is based on Lee Child’s 18th Jack Reacher book. In addition to Cruise, Never Go Back stars Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh, Austin Hebert, Patrick Heusinger, Aldis Hodge, and Holt McCallany.

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back will shoot in New Orleans. Action fans can expect to see the Jack Reacher sequel in theaters on October 21, 2016.

The Never Go Back Book Plot, Per Author Lee Child’s Official Website:

“Reacher has made his way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. He’s there to meet—in person—the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone.

But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to contemplate.

When threatened, you can run or fight. Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs.

Within the entire Reacher series, there are four novels which can be considered a connected story arc. Here’s the line-up: 61 Hours, Worth Dying For, A Wanted Man and Never Go Back. As with all the Reacher novels, they can be read out of order so no worries if you’ve read ‘em as you found ‘em.”