Entertainment Weekly debuted the new trailer for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, the sequel to the mildly successful thriller back in 2012. This time around, Cruise’s title character teams up with Cobie Smulders, replacing Rosamund Pike in the female lead.
Here is the trailer. It’s all cluttered up with Entertainment Weekly prod value. Surely a cleaner version will be out later today:
And here’s your basic synopsis: “Jack Reacher returns to the headquarters of his old unit, only to find out he’s now accused of a 16-year-old homicide.” It’s based on the novel of the same name this time.
Director Christopher McQuarrie was too busy directing Tom Cruise in Rogue Nation to direct Tom Cruise here. So Ed Zwick (who directed Cruise in The Last Samurai) is at the helm for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.
I personally enjoyed the first film much more the second time I saw it. Initially, something felt flat about the whole endeavor, but another look and things really fell into place. The characters felt richer, and the suspense palpable. This one looks to explore a little more of Reacher’s past and what appears to be some PTSD issues.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back hits theaters October 21.