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Empire Admin -> Christopher McQuarrie On Jack Reacher (26/6/2012 3:16:29 PM)

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croninja -> How ironic... (26/6/2012 3:16:29 PM)

... that Reacher can no longer reach the top shelf.




LSJShez -> (26/6/2012 3:45:41 PM)

McQuarrie's not going to speak out against Tom Cruise. Simple fact is: he's totally wrong for the part.




vickyabb -> (27/6/2012 4:17:37 PM)

"That's to confuse character with characteristics" - no, it's not. Reacher is a massive guy who has confidence in himself due to his size.

Kevin Durand. Thats all Im gonna say.




wpm -> (27/6/2012 4:28:03 PM)

Viggo Mortensen would've been a better shout, think Eastern Promises rather than LOTR.




eamonn_finn -> PShop-tastic (27/6/2012 4:56:39 PM)

Who Photoshopped that Empire cover? Look at Jeremy Renners Head!!




clarkkent -> (27/6/2012 5:31:08 PM)

So Jack Reacher looks like... Tom Cruise. Great.




LSJShez -> (27/6/2012 5:36:11 PM)

There's nothing bold about Ethan Hunt. It's a money role. Cruise can act, and picks good projects when wants to. It will earn serious money either way, but these days fans like to see literary film adaps as close to the books as possible.




mclane1 -> looks fine to me (27/6/2012 6:02:23 PM)

who gives a shit if he's short- hes a f!#cking superstar! cant wait. Just cause the guy has loads of money due to hugely popular movies where he acts and produces pretty darn well and has charisma a plenty- give the guy a break, scientology aside hes a pretty cool dude and any true movie lover would at least respect where he has got himself over the years and his contribution to popular cinema.




met7az -> @ mclane1 (27/6/2012 6:31:34 PM)

Its obvious you have never read the Reacher series. Us fans know that Tom is not fit for this part and it has nothing to do with scienctology, or his filn career. Even looking at the photo of " reacher" above, even that shot is too clean cut to be the Reacher we all know. Sorry its going to be sad if this Lee Childs story flops based on Tom as all the books in the Jack Reacher series are very good reads




Morehumanthanhuman -> How big? (27/6/2012 9:20:42 PM)

I've never read any Jack Reacher, but from what i've heard he's similar to Clancy's John Kelly before he becomes Clarke. In other words a big hard b*****d who won't take any crap. Now I liked Cruise in Collateral as the emotionless gun for hire. But not sure he'll be right for this roll.




DustyOR -> eh?? (27/6/2012 10:21:38 PM)

Where's the rest of Jack??




quantumphoeniix -> meh! (28/6/2012 12:48:42 AM)

the woman in the background is actually 6 foot 5 so has to stand well back.so as not too make cruise looklike a midget.im sorry cruise is wrong for this i have read all the books.and there is no way anyone involved in this film actually gives a shit about the books.i feel pissed towards lee child most of all,at least you will sell more books eh .despite everyone of your fans being absoloutely bummered out.reachers height only being a metaphor fu@k you.




BenTramer -> Eyes Wide Shut (28/6/2012 6:39:23 AM)

A lot of Jack Reacher book fans are dumping on the film and Tom Cruise before they've even seen him in it. Give it a chance, you might be surprised. I haven't read the books, so I don't have this sense of entitlement or ownership that the readers do and can come into it without prejudice. Tom Cruise is the biggest star in the world, you can't really blame the author for his casting. Any author would want a huge star in the movie adaptation of their book.




dannyfletch -> Why Cruise Again!!! (28/6/2012 1:00:05 PM)

This annoying man seems to turn up in just about every fucking film lately! He loves himself so much it makes me feel sick! Collateral is the only role I liked him in because he was actually a bad guy for a change and got killed at the end :-)! There are a whole army of better actors out there that bury this guy at acting and would do a much better job!




Hillsman -> Questionable Choice of Actor? (28/6/2012 1:03:18 PM)

"Reacher is a giant, standing at 6' 5" tall (1.96m) with a 50-inch chest, and weighing between 210 and 250 pounds (100–115 kg)". Enough said!!




Fozola -> Wait and see... (28/6/2012 1:24:08 PM)

I remember the fuss when he played LeStat and look how that turned out. I agree when they fuck with your character to such an extent it fucks you off as a fan, I wasn't too happy with Constantine but face it Cruise doesn't make too many bad films (yeah I know, insert the odd exception here) so take that as a plus point and wait and see!




loafroaster -> "Let's get the character down on paper and then see who's the best person to bring the movie forward." (28/6/2012 1:49:57 PM)

In other words, screw the source material, who's a bankable star that'll get us the money to make this film?




mojitomom -> Are you kidding? (28/6/2012 5:21:07 PM)

Is Cruise being filmed from below to make him look taller than 5'6"? Howie Long looks like how I picture Jack Reacher, not a munchkin like Tom Cruise.




GALLYMOO -> Sometimes I wish the greats were younger to play these roles... (28/6/2012 6:56:51 PM)

needs a Bronson, young Clint Eastwood / Burt Reynolds type...oh well...least it's not ryan reynolds




lsdbaby -> He looks just like... (28/6/2012 7:09:23 PM)

Tom Cruise. Great scoop Empire!




leoniatkins -> I really wish... (28/6/2012 7:23:49 PM)

that The Rock had gotten this part. Ok he doesn't fit all of the physical profile, but he does seem to be a lot closer to it than Cruise. In addition, I can really see him spitting out some of Reacher's one-liners and fits his tone of voice too. In any case, we're stuck with Cruise so let's at least see what he has to offer. He might surprise everyone.




leoniatkins -> I really wish... (28/6/2012 7:25:39 PM)

that The Rock had gotten this part. Ok he doesn't fit all of the physical profile, but he does seem to be a lot closer to it than Cruise. In addition, I can really see him spitting out some of Reacher's one-liners and fits his tone of voice too. In any case, we're stuck with Cruise so let's at least see what he has to offer. He might surprise everyone.




leoniatkins -> I really wish... (28/6/2012 7:25:40 PM)

that The Rock had gotten this part. Ok he doesn't fit all of the physical profile, but he does seem to be a lot closer to it than Cruise. In addition, I can really see him spitting out some of Reacher's one-liners and fits his tone of voice too. In any case, we're stuck with Cruise so let's at least see what he has to offer. He might surprise everyone.




leoniatkins -> I really wish... (28/6/2012 7:26:09 PM)

that The Rock had gotten this part. Ok he doesn't fit all of the physical profile, but he does seem to be a lot closer to it than Cruise. In addition, I can really see him spitting out some of Reacher's one-liners and fits his tone of voice too. In any case, we're stuck with Cruise so let's at least see what he has to offer. He might surprise everyone.




chris kilby -> RE: Christopher McQuarrie On Jack Reacher (28/6/2012 7:36:26 PM)

Reacher Round...?




Tigerpar -> Selling out.... (28/6/2012 8:15:57 PM)

I think Lee Child has sold out his character, there are plently of actors that would fit the desciption of Reacher so much better than Cruise ever will. I for one would have chosen Chris Hemsworth if they wanted an established name to ensure bums on cinema seats.




belfastgirl -> Just wrong..... (29/6/2012 12:36:30 PM)

Cruise is completely the wrong choice to play Reacher. It feels like a vanity exercise on Cruise's part and plain 'cashing the cheque' on Child's part. As a fan of the books I won't be going to see the movie even if the reviews are kind. I hope other Reacher fans will avoid it too so that next time round we get the right casting!




kevmccann -> WTF (29/6/2012 12:52:49 PM)

Here we go again with the Tom Cruise is all wrong etc, all I can say, is Tom Cruise actually tall enough to have made the Army?!!! Also, looks like his nose has been broken at some stage of his life, which Reacher's hadn't in this film/book. His clothes look really new too! Seriously, if you are a fan of the Jack Reacher novels, vote with your feet when it comes out.




sinaplenty -> 15 years ago maybe, but not now... (29/6/2012 4:45:48 PM)

I do get the comments on his physical appearance - a lot is made of Reacher's appearance in the books and Cruise matches precisely none of them - but even aside from that I don't think you can sell this. The last time Cruise was any good was seven years ago in War of the Worlds (no, leaping off stuff in the MIs doesn't count), and his last film absolutely stunk. I think it's being charitable to him to say that he's coming to the end of his life as a credible gritty action figure, and casting a 50 year old guy in what you'd imagine is aiming to be a franchise (even one based on an army vet) seems short-sighted in the extreme. Of course that's without worrying that he's got a bit of the Mel Gibson factor of "I can't suspend my disbelief here because I know that in real life you are a genuine gold plated mental"...




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