You don’t wanna mess with ‘Jack Reacher.‘ Today, Oct. 17th, an explosive new official trailer from the upcoming Paramount Pictures movie was released. In this new trailer, as Reacher punches, kicks and escapes his way to serving ex-military cop style justice, he is heard to warn a violent kidnapper, “You think I’m a hero? I am not a hero. And if you’re smart, that scares you. Because I have nothing to lose.” Even Lee Child, author and creator of the ex-Army crime fighter, has taken to Twitter to let the world know about this new kick-ass trailer. Watch the 2nd ‘Jack Reacher’ trailer below.
This sure-to-be-thrilling crime drama is directed and adapted for the screen by Christopher McQuarrie (from the Lee Child novel ‘One Shot‘). The plot centers around a homicide investigator who digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims. But when the accused man claims he’s innocent and a sexy young defense attorney (Rosamund Pike) convinces Reacher the Army sniper could have been the victim of a setup, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man’s guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for.
Almost as exciting as seeing Tom completely transform into the intense, truth seeking vigilant is the first time we’re being shown Werner Herzog in all of his villainous glory!
Scott Collura of IGN, said of Werner’s presence in the ‘Jack Reacher’ 2nd trailer: “The most interesting aspect of Tom Cruise’s film Jack Reacher for me is the fact that iconoclast filmmaker Werner Herzog is playing the bad guy — I already bought my ticket right there. But beyond that, this trailer has actually caught my eye too. Love that bit at the end with the hat.”
Tom Cruise and ‘Jack Reacher’ fans all over the world have also responded to the new trailer and, like Reacher himself, haven’t been shy about their need to say “what’s right”;)…
First, some of the fan reactions at Facebook:
Doug from movies.yahoo.com: “Oh, man, now this is what I’ve been waiting for! Way to go Paramount Pictures. This is the ‘Jack Reacher’ I know and love. Can’t wait for the opening now.”
drod from coming soon.net: “I don’t care if its nothing like the novel this actually looks good! Cruise is as always at his A-Game and the action looks incredible. I’m there! As far as it not staying true to the source material…I say who cares as long as the movie is good…..and it looks to be.”
TheEckmo from YouTube: “Looks Awesome! Can’t wait to see this! Loved the books so hoping this stands up to them!”
MightyMee from EW.com: “I am going to type this really clearly because I don’t want you flamers to miss it: I HAVE SEEN THIS FILM ALREADY. I am not a hack, a troll, a sock-puppet, or anything else like that. THE MOVIE IS AWESOME. When it is over, you will stop and have to go look up to see who directed it. When I looked, I almost fell over. Best work of his career. My first time was a freebie. I’M GOING BACK and paying. THAT’S how good it is.”
And for you hardcore Lee Child/Jack Reacher book fans, this was one of our favorite comments from a ‘Jack Reacher’ novel fan…
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Here are the four official movie stills Paramount Pictures has released. Click on any of them to download the high res version for your computer or smartphone. We’re especially excited by the one featuring Lee Child in an on-screen cameo!
You can also check out the street-justice JR action in the original official ‘Jack Reacher‘ trailer below…
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