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Beware killers, Tom Cruise will return as Jack Reacher in 2016

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation star Tom Cruise will return in the sequel to his 2012 film Jack Reacher. The film, directed by Ed Zwick is slated for a 2016 release.

hollywood Updated: Sep 03, 2015 22:26 IST
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Tom Cruise will return as Jack Reacher. (Twitter)

Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise will return as the drifter with nothing to lose in Jack Reacher 2 on October 21, 2016.

Although 2012's Jack Reacher wasn't a huge hit at the US box office, it will get a sequel after all. The second instalment of the action movie franchise replaces Warner Bros' disaster-themed movie Geostorm, which was moved to January 2017.

Jack Reacher 2 will face off against horror film Ouija 2 and Underworld: Next Generation, reports

Cruise will return as the title character, a drifter and former US Army Military Police Corps officer. Cobie Smulders is in talks to play Danika, the female lead in the sequel.

Based on Lee Child's novel Never Go Back, the sequel follows Reacher facing a complicated problem when he heads back to his old military base in Virginia. He reunites with his old commander only to discover that she's been arrested. Things become worse when Reacher finds himself being charged with multiple crimes.

Ed Zwick is set to direct Jack Reacher 2, the script of which is penned by Richard Wenk.

Christopher McQuarrie directed the first movie, which grossed $218 million globally against a budget of $57 million. As much as $80 million of the total gross was from the US.

Watch the first movie's trailer here

First Published: Sep 03, 2015 13:26 IST