If watching Tom Cruise embody Jack Reacher is indeed a pain, it seems set on being a lingering one. The Hollywood Reporter wrote Monday that the diminutive actor plans to return for a sequel to the 2012 thriller. This time around, the inspiration will come from Lee Child’s latest novel Never Go Back about the six-foot-five ex-military police officer. The eighteenth installment sees Reacher going “cross-country run after facing trumped-up charges, a woman claiming he fathered her child and a female commanding officer.” Let’s hope Cruise and whatever writer and director they choose are up to the task.
Actor Tom Cruise attends the “Jack Reacher” premiere at the Callao cinema on December 13, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images