Yesterday was Jack Reacher’s birthday and producer Don Granger was wishing him a Happy Birthday posting this pic of Tom, Cobie Smulders and director Edward Zwick on the set of the movie in New Orleans.
Wonder Woman scribe Jason Fuchs has been set to write the latest draft of Tom Cruise and Doug Liman’s sci-fi actioner Luna Park for Paramount and Skydance, sources tell Variety.
Variety first reported that Cruise was joining Liman to develop Luna Park with an eye to star in the film for Paramount.
Sources now say if all goes well with Fuchs’ draft, Paramount and Skydance would try to squeeze in the film before the next installment of Mission: Impossible, which is currently being eyed for a summer 2016 shoot. Cruise is currently shooting Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and he could jump into Luna Park afterward.
Luna Park’s plot revolves around a group of renegade employees who venture to the moon to steal an energy source.
Besides penning Wonder Woman, Fuchs also recently penned Warner Bros.’ Pan and has several films in development including Rust at Fox. He has also gotten back into acting, most recently shooting La La Land with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
He is repped by WME and Brookside Artist Management.
There’s no going back now for the second installment of Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher franchise
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, the sequel to the 2012 film starring Cruise as Lee Child’s literary hero, has commenced principal photography in New Orleans, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media announced Tuesday.
Edward Zwick, who directed Cruise in The Last Samurai, is helming Never Go Back, based on the 18th book in Child’s series about a former military policeman who roams the country kicking butt and righting wrongs. Zwick adapted the screenplay with Richard Wenk and Marshall Herskovitz.
Holt McCallany and Austin Hebert are the most recent additions to the cast, which also includes Cobie Smulders, Patrick Heusinger, Danika Yrarosh, and Aldis Hodge.
Set for release Oct. 21, 2016 — one year from tomorrow — the sequel formerly known as Jack Reacher 2 was hardly a sure thing after the original received mixed reviews and grossed a middling $81 million in North America, on a $60 million budget. But the first Reacher took in $138 million overseas, where Cruise remains a strong draw, and it also performed well in ancillary markets such as home video.