According to Deadline, the studios are seemingly interested in hiring Zwick and Herskovitz to direct the movie as well as to rewrite the script for “Jack Reacher 2“, which was originally drafted by Richard Wenk. The highly anticipated sequel is rumoured to be titled “Never Go Back”, based on a Jack Reacher novel released in 2013.
Tom Cruise, who starred in the original, has already signed on to reprise his role in “Jack Reacher 2”.
If the deal works out, it will be a reunion for Zwick, Herskovits, and Cruise, as they worked together in the 2003 war film “The Last Samurai”.
The “Jack Reacher” movie adaptations are based on a series of novels of the same name, all authored by Jim Grant under the pen name of Lee Child. The novel is the namesake of the titular character, a 36-year-old former Major in the United States Army Military Police Corps. Legion of fans fell in love with the fictional recluse as he makes a name for himself by investigating suspicious and often perilous cases in New York.
The 1st film is based on the 9th book in the seriestitled “One Shot” while the 2nd movie will follow the storyline of the 18th novel.