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Old 05-08-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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Jack Reacher Movie

Apparently we're getting closer to a Jack Reacher movie with Tom Cruise playing Reacher. Found a blog on the Internet Movie Data Base that mentions it. Apparently the film will be from the book One Shot.

Read about it here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114814/news#ni26892410
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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Apparently we're getting closer to a Jack Reacher movie with Tom Cruise playing Reacher. Found a blog on the Internet Movie Data Base that mentions it. Apparently the film will be from the book One Shot.

Read about it here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114814/news#ni26892410
Thanks.

Looking forward to a Reacher film, but, Goddammit, and I know this has been discussed before, Cruise is not Reacher material!
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It seems like Hollywood has not developed in the past twenty years another actor or three who could play that role well, and sell tickets too.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:48 PM   #4
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Thanks.

Looking forward to a Reacher film, but, Goddammit, and I know this has been discussed before, Cruise is not Reacher material!
I agree 100000000000000000%
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:32 AM   #5
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i think i'd prefer Jason Statham more...
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:59 AM   #6
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Seth McFarlane is Jack Reacher.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:14 AM   #7
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i think i'd prefer Jason Statham more...
Well, apart from still not having quite the altitude, or sufficiently follicle-y endowed - but much more suitable than Cruise.

To be honest, although I enjoy the books very much, great fun, I really don't think I'll ever be able to see the film.
Every time Cruise hoves into view, first I won't be able to, well, control my amusement, to the detriment of other viewers enjoyment, and second, if they try and get anywhere close to the literary Reacher, I'll go crazy trying to work out the tricks used in every scene to give about 2 feet up, and 100lbs of muscle for said actor.

As for the acting, well, there probably won't be a lot of that on show.........

(Oooh, aren't I the bold one .... )
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:23 AM   #8
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If Clint Eastwwod were younger, he would be a good choice.
Liam Neeson would be great. He has the build for it and is a great actor.
Hugh Jachman would also work.
If they are going to pick Tom Cruise they might as well have picked Danny Devito or Martin Short.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:17 AM   #9
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If Clint Eastwwod were younger, he would be a good choice. Liam Neeson would be great. He has the build for it and is a great actor. Hugh Jachman would also work.
What about Matt Damon? I thought he was great as Jason Bourne and am disappointed that he won't be reprising the role in the upcoming August release.

Or Daniel Craig?
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:56 AM   #10
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Thanks.

Looking forward to a Reacher film, but, Goddammit, and I know this has been discussed before, Cruise is not Reacher material!


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Seth McFarlane is Jack Reacher.
I've just Google Imaged him, and he's way too smiley IMO. EVERY single picture has him smiling or grinning. Has Jack Reacher ever smiled?

I was thinking Gerard Butler. At least he is 6' 2" and can look tough.
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IHugh Jachman would also work.
He can do the attitude, but he is too short.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:13 AM   #12
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Reacher's size, bulk and overall density are simply ingrained in all the different plots. The denseness of his pectoral muscles alone stopped a bullet dead in its tracks in one of the books for cripes sake.

Tom Cruise could pull off "sneaky assassin," but any attempt to portray him as a "hulking bruiser of a badass" will be laughable. And rewriting Jack Reacher as anything less than a hulking bruiser of a badass will be unacceptable.

I'll watch it; because I don't have a problem maintaining a healthy separation between book and movie (and no movie has the power to retroactively ruin my experience of a good book/character), but he just won't be Jack Reacher. He simply can't be.

Maybe Peter Jackson can consult, and give this film's director some pointers on how to reverse-hobbitize Cruise using different camera angles and such.

Mini-Reacher. Who gets the blame for that casting call, anyway? I know Lee Child is at least pretending to give "Cruise as Reacher" his full support, but what else would you expect an author in his situation do?
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Reacher's size, bulk and overall density are simply ingrained in all the different plots. The denseness of his pectoral muscles alone stopped a bullet dead in its tracks in one of the books for cripes sake.
oh man, that made me giggle a lot

i've been meaning to start reading this series for sooo long now, but i'm waiting for a discount/sale/kindle daily deal
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i've been meaning to start reading this series for sooo long now, but i'm waiting for a discount/sale/kindle daily deal
Apologies for the potential spoiler then.
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Apologies for the potential spoiler then.
no problem gives me something to fantasize on
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