Jack Reacher sequel coming, with Paramount adapting the novel: ‘Never Go Back’.

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Great news! I was slightly dubious of the prospects of a sequel to Tom Cruise’s vehicle ‘Jack Reacher’, but thankfully the modest box office success ensured that Paramount make a 2nd Reacher movie.

I liked the first movie, but I thought some aspects could have been improved including the casting. Not Cruise, but Rosamund Pike was shaky as Helen Rodin and Jai Courtney wasn’t the most convincing villain. All in all though, a solid action movie with a riveting story told brilliantly on screen by Christopher McQuarrie.

It’s an interesting choice, going with Never Go Back. A quality Reacher novel, but there are better choices including the fantastic ‘Persuader’ and the first book ‘Killing Floor’. Nevertheless, news of a sequel is fantastic and I can’t wait to see what Paramount and Cruise cool up in this next movie.

Excited for the next Jack Reacher? Let me know in the comments.

– Logan.

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Simon Pegg will be back in ‘Mission: Impossible: 5’.

Recently, we received news that the fifth installment of the ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchise would open one week after Star Wars: Episode VII on Christmas Day with Christopher McQuarrie directing and Tom Cruise back as Ethan Hunt.

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After ‘Ghost Protocol’ was a critical and commercial success, Paramount quickly fast tracked a sequel.

I loved the previous two installments, Paramount chose great directors in J.J. Abrams and Brad Bird for the third and fourth entries and Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) is another great choice. This franchise doesn’t look like it’s slowing down.

– Logan.