CraveOnline’s own Athen Stamos was invited to the aramount Studios lot for a behind-the-scenes demonstration of the fights — and, of course, the cars — featured in ‘Jack Reacher’. She talked with the guys behind the movie’s two-fisted action about all the hair-raising stunts that Cruise performed himself, including ALL the driving and crashing done by Reacher’s signature 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS.
But driving’s only part of the full-on Reacher experience. The film’s fight choreographers also ran Athena through some Keysi fighting style moves so she could take down a group of thugs. The ass-kicking was very, very real…movie-real, but real nonetheless…
Jack Reacher comes out on Blu-Ray and DVD May 7 and is available for digital download April 22nd.
Available for digital download beginning April 22nd, as well as Blu-ray and DVD May 7th is the hit action film Jack Reacher, which stars Tom and is based on the popular series of novels by author Lee Child. The film was written and directed by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) and in addition to Tom features an excellent cast that includes Rosamund Pike (An Education), David Oyeleowo (Middle of Nowhere), Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard), Academy Award-nominee Richard Jenkins (The Company You Keep), Academy Award-winner Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now), and acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog (The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans).
IAR’s Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to travel to Paramount Pictures’ backlot in Los Angeles, California to talk with Fight Coordinator Robert Alonzo about Jack Reacher and even learn a fight sequence from the film. The accomplished Fight Coordinator discussed the movie, working with director Christopher McQuarrie, choosing the Keysi Fight Method, rehearsing with Tom Cruise, and choreographing the film’s bar fight scene, as well as teaching Philbrick a fight sequence and if IAR’s Managing Editor now has the skills to actually handle himself in a real life fight situation.
“Oblivion” bowed Stateside Friday to $$13.3 million, dialing up predictions that had it in the low- or -mid-$30 million range to a weekend haul closer to $38 million.
Universal’s sci-fi actioner opened abroad last week to nearly twice that, $60.4 million, which means “Oblivion” will pass the $100 million marker worldwide before Monday, a strong start for a film that cost a reported $120 million to make.
Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.
Jack Harper (Tom) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete.
Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.
Oblivion was shot in stunning digital 4K resolution on location across the United States and Iceland.