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One Shot Is Now Jack Reacher
Tom Cruise film switches titles

30 May 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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One Shot Is Now Jack Reacher

Hello! And welcome to this edition of John Craven’s News Reacher-Round. Today’s top story: if you were thinking of heading to cinemas on December 28 to see Tom Cruise play Jack Reacher in One Shot, you can’t. No, it’s not because Paramount has had another case of G.I. Joe fever and pushed it back; it’s simply that the film is now titled Jack Reacher.

No reason has been given for the shift in title, though it has been on the cards since last month when Tom Cruise kept referring to the movie as "Reacher." Presumably, it’s because the studio wants to make sure the movie is firmly associated with novelist Lee Child’s memorably tough, gruff hero. Which makes us wonder why they didn’t go all the way and call it Jack Reacher: A Jack Reacher Punch-Fest From The Files Of Jack Reacher.

The movie, adapted and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, sees Cruise’s Reacher getting pulled into the mystery of a sniper accused of killing five people. Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo and Werner Herzog round out the main cast.

As mentioned above, the freshly named Jack Reacher will hit our screens on December 28. 


What do you think of the change from One Shot to Jack Reacher?
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I've counted way past ten on this one. Way past.
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panic
Smacks a little bit of panic from the studio to me.The backlash from the Reacher Creatures( fans of the books) of which I consider myself one,I'm not happy with the casting but I'm prepared to give it a try. More

Posted by waggle at 14:50 on 04 June 2012 | Report This Post

panic
Smacks a little bit of panic from the studio to me.The backlash from the Reacher Creatures( fans of the books) of which I consider myself one,I'm not happy with the casting but I'm prepared to give it a try. More

Posted by waggle at 14:31 on 04 June 2012 | Report This Post

panic
Smacks a little bit of panic from the studio to me.The backlash from the Reacher Creatures( fans of the books) of which I consider myself one,I'm not happy with the casting but I'm prepared to give it a try. More

Posted by waggle at 14:08 on 04 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Jack - I can't - Reacher
L: archie119 Even though Cruise in no way matches Reacher's physical description (even his hair is the wrong colour) this is still one of films I am most looking forward to this year. I love the books, love the character so I will see this movie. I think Cruise will rise (no pun intended) to the challenge, he's not a bad actor so he might pull it off? At the end of the day who really does match Reacher physically? and i dont think Daniel Craig would be any better than Cruise, worse in More

Posted by RobotDevil at 18:42 on 02 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: its Tom, live with it
L: mclane1 please stop whining on like spoilt kids that its Tom Cruise. Oh and to whoever mentioned Daniel Craig, i hate to burst your bubble but hes short too !! Daniel Craig is 5'10" not exactly short? That said I have no desire to see this film due to the awful source material rather than the actor involved. Quite a few films have actually turned out more enjoyable than source material and maybe this may be one of them. More

Posted by sanchia at 18:28 on 01 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: I thought I was past this...
Where's the "agree" button when you need it?? I've said it once and I'll say it again - first they changed the type of character (because we true Reacher fans know that TC cannot play him, so who the hell is he supposed to be?), now they've changed the name; have they changed the plot, too??? More

Posted by SusieQ100 at 17:36 on 01 June 2012 | Report This Post

Show me the money!
One thing that might stop all this 'anti' Cruise, is a trailer, in the words of the vertically challenged Cruise-meister..."Show me the money" More

Posted by kevmccann at 13:48 on 01 June 2012 | Report This Post

just watch the film people
cruise can act and draws you to this film by just being in it. also on the looks topic daniel craig is blonde jame bond isnt but that seems to have been forgotten after craigs performance in casnio royal give the film and cast a chance!!!! More

Posted by chrisharvey1551 at 00:37 on 31 May 2012 | Report This Post

its Tom, live with it
please stop whining on like spoilt kids that its Tom Cruise. Oh and to whoever mentioned Daniel Craig, i hate to burst your bubble but hes short too !! More

Posted by mclane1 at 19:48 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

I can't believe that some people on here are saying that they are big Reacher fans, but because of a height issue they are not going to see the film! That's ridiculous, Cruise has proven he can ACT and if an actor can convince you through his performance then he's nailed it, and id rather that than pick somebody who can't act but is a large bloke! There isn't really anybody out there who matches the characters physique and can act. I am looking forward to this, nuff said! More

Posted by archie119 at 15:39 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: One Shot Is Now Jack Reacher
I have to see this just for Werner Herzog. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 14:49 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Will the real Reacher please stand up?
Ever since I read my first Reacher (Die Trying) absolutely ages ago, I've been dying to see the big man on the silver screen. Sadly, I'll be giving this one a miss, since whatever his charisma, the scientological one could never be described as 'Big'! For my money, Daniel Craig sounds like a reasonable choice (although with a fairly big action franchise under his belt, I coudn't see him going for another one). I've always pictured Reacher as more of a Dwayne Johnson or Vin Diesel type - big enou More

Posted by TheManFromLaramee at 13:22 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Will the real Reacher please stand up?
Ever since I read my first Reacher (Die Trying) absolutely ages ago, I've been dying to see the big man on the silver screen. Sadly, I'll be giving this one a miss, since whatever his charisma, the scientological one could never be described as 'Big'! For my money, Daniel Craig sounds like a reasonable choice (although with a fairly big action franchise under his belt, I coudn't see him going for another one). I've always pictured Reacher as more of a Dwayne Johnson or Vin Diesel type - big enou More

Posted by TheManFromLaramee at 13:19 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

The height issue is booooring
If Werner Herzog (whos the bad guy) is happy with it (paraphrase "he will be credible, he shouldnt be judged how tall he is") im happy. Herzogs certainly a better judge of something than half the moaning fan-boys out there (no ffence). If its really an issue for you, dont watch it. Simple. More

Posted by spideed2 at 13:13 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Will the real Reacher please stand up?
Ever since I read my first Reacher (Die Trying) absolutely ages ago, I've been dying to see the big man on the silver screen. Sadly, I'll be giving this one a miss, since whatever his charisma, the scientological one could never be described as 'Big'! For my money, Daniel Craig sounds like a reasonable choice (although with a fairly big action franchise under his belt, I coudn't see him going for another one). I've always pictured Reacher as more of a Dwayne Johnson or Vin Diesel type - big enou More

Posted by TheManFromLaramee at 13:11 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Pfft!
Reacher-round... Anybody...? More

Posted by sexy_davey at 12:40 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Pfft!
Reacher-round... Anybody? More

Posted by sexy_davey at 12:38 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Completely understandable change and a smart one, too!
Yeah! What @Nicky C said! Also, one for the Empire staff (or the PR company working on the movie, or whoever), whose leg do we have to hump to get a look at a publicity shot of Cruise as Reacher? I'd like to think a good photo would silence a lot of detractors. Then again, this is the age of the over-reactive internet and there'll be cyber-riots when said shots *do* surface if Cruise has one too few scars on his face or his haircut doesn't look quite right. As you were! More

Posted by sowasred2012 at 12:20 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Completely understandable change and a smart one, too!
'One Shot' could be any thriller starring any character to those who are unfamiliar. Cruise's name will be above the title of the movie so it will read 'Tom Cruise ... Jack Reacher". Tom Cruise gets people's attention and THEN they want to know who Jack Reacher is. It also tells the audience that this will be a franchise by highlighting the actor's commitment to the character. John Carter is not in the same league because Taylor Kitsch is not Tom Cruise. More

Posted by Nicky C at 11:44 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

PS does Tom Cruise like being hated or something?? The title John Carter didn't work out so well..... More

Posted by betsy101 at 10:54 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Bomb
I think this movie will now COMPLETELY bomb. Fans for Reacher already don't like the fact Tom Cruise is playing the part even though physically he looks nothing like Reacher, now to change the name...oh boy.... More

Posted by betsy101 at 10:52 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Another reason this is going to be bad
Oh dear, yet more reason to dislike this film, from the joke casting of Cruise the six foot six behemoth, sorry FIVE foot six midget, to naming it Jack Reacher instead of One Shot, just guaranteed no one will watch it except Cruise lovers as it now has a crap title... Even Lee Child wouldnt call a book by it, mind you as he's now sold he soul to Hollywood(that or he's been hypnotised by Scientology) it wouldnt surpirse me if it wasnt his dumb idea cos Cruise suggested it!!!! Wrong plane wrong... More

Posted by oz_p at 10:08 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Dogs dangleys
To be honest - I really don't care about the title. Jack Reacher is going to work better than One Shot. For all the whiners saying Cruise is wrong for Jack Reacher ... can you please shut up until the movie is out... its just boring. And err... are you forgetting Collateral and Cruise's top performance as the gun-toting, sadistic Vincent. HELLO??? More

Posted by Sub Rosa at 10:02 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Fair play.
The John Carter comparison isn't fair - I'd wager a significantly larger amount of people are at least aware of Jack Reacher, if not fans already, whereas John Carter seems to be a relatively small (but nonetheless influential) cult icon. That said, bring this film on! As long as Cruise makes sure to at least scruff up a bit, I don't think his size will matter a whole lot, I'm sure he can headbutt and skull-punch people as well as anyone. More

Posted by sowasred2012 at 10:01 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Another reason this is going to be bad
Oh dear, yet more reason to dislike this film, from the joke casting of Cruise the six foot six behemoth, sorry FIVE foot six midget, to naming it Jack Reacher instead of One Shot, just guaranteed no one will watch it except Cruise lovers as it now has a crap title... Even Lee Child wouldnt call a book by it, mind you as he's now sold he soul to Hollywood(that or he's been hypnotised by Scientology) it wouldnt surpirse me if it wasnt his dumb idea cos Cruise suggested it!!!! Wrong plane wrong... More

Posted by oz_p at 09:59 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Jack - I can't -Reacher
Incidentally there is a new movie based on Pattersons Cross novels simply titled 'Alex Cross' maybe studios think the names alone say it all?...but i do get the point about John Carter. More

Posted by archie119 at 09:53 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Jack - I can't - Reacher
Even though Cruise in no way matches Reacher's physical description (even his hair is the wrong colour) this is still one of films I am most looking forward to this year. I love the books, love the character so I will see this movie. I think Cruise will rise (no pun intended) to the challenge, he's not a bad actor so he might pull it off? At the end of the day who really does match Reacher physically? and i dont think Daniel Craig would be any better than Cruise, worse in fact! Contrary to what More

Posted by archie119 at 09:46 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

I bet they're already planning the reboot for this one..
starring Kevin Durand as Reacher. More

Posted by the_equalizer at 09:32 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

I bet they're already planning the reboot for this one..
starring Kevin Durand as Reacher. More

Posted by the_equalizer at 09:32 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Doesn't matter what you call it, Cruise is no Reacher
No, no and three times no! Anyone who has read the novels knows that Cruise is the exact opposite of Reacher, unless the film studio is using the same perspective technology as The Lord of the Rings films! This reeks of Lee Child selling out and Cruise hoping to have a 'cash-cow' to milk. Can't wait for a different actor to take over the reigns in the next film/remake, my vote is still for Daniel Craig! More

Posted by kevmccann at 08:16 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Yeah, because that worked soooooooooooo well for John Carter. Sorry, but Cruise is WRONG for Reacher in pretty much every way possible. Reacher is rough and ready, not to mention being built like a brick shit house. Cruise is NONE of those things. More

Posted by clarkkent at 07:30 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

I thought I was past this...
Ok, so after reading about Lee Child's rationalisation about a midget playing Reacher, I kinda let things go. But hold on one second here.......NO ONE CALLS HIM JACK ! Even his mum called him Reacher ! EPIC FAIL #2 More

Posted by danielthompson99 at 07:29 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Don't care about the title, but...
...I still can't see Tom Cruise as Reacher. I know books and films are two separate mediums, but if Tom Cruise has to do anything remotely like what Reacher does in the books, he;s going to have to headbutt people in the groin half the time and make sure his assailants are standing in a ditch the other half. More

Posted by Kop's Loss at 07:08 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: jac kreacher?
edit More

Posted by grucl at 06:45 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: jac kreacher?
grucl said nothing. More

Posted by grucl at 06:45 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

jac kreacher?
this is sooo going to bomb,and i really hope it does.Ever since they announced that midget cruise was going to play the central role of jack reacher a 6 foot plus bad-ass it was off to a bad start and now this name change to try and entice more people in doesnt bode well for it either.how lee child decided to let cruise portray this imposing character is beyond me ......its like casting peter dinklage as mad max!!!! More

Posted by darktrain at 02:19 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Brilliant!
Cause' John Carter worked SO well. More

Posted by dee123 at 02:04 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

Jack Reacher?
All films should be known by the main character's name! John Carter! John Rambo! Jerry Maguire! (Who Framed)Roger Rabbit! John Matrix! Axel Foley! Snake Plissken! Chev Chelios! Gaylord Focker! Etc..! More

Posted by rubadub at 01:09 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

John Carter is coming back out?
that's exactly what most people will think. More

Posted by Hughezyvstheworld at 01:08 on 30 May 2012 | Report This Post

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