Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions are moving ahead with a sequel to’Jack Reacher’. A rumor went around that the studio might be trying to squeeze in a Reacher film before Mission: Impossible 5. Paramount has denied that, but Deadline.com has learned it’s trying to fast track another installment. This one will be based on’Never Go Back’, which was published earlier this fall. In it, Reacher heads back to his old military base in Virginia to take a woman to dinner who is now the commanding officer. By the time he gets there, she has been arrested, and Reacher finds himself being charged with pummeling one guy and fathering a child with a woman. He can’t remember either transgression but gets to the bottom of it with cunning and sometimes brute force.
The studio is out to writers; ‘Jack Reacher’ director Christopher McQuarrie adapted the first one, but is too busy prepping MI5 for a summer production start. Cruise and the studio hope McQuarrie will direct the sequel. Why are they making a sequel? The original cost around $57 million in production costs, grossed $218 million worldwide and has done well in ancillaries. Before studios got tentpole crazy, trying to launch franchises with massive-budget originals, that was exactly the kind of numbers that made studios go back for more and try to grow a franchise, particularly when there is popular source material like the Child novels.
A selection of new ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ movie images have been posted on Twitter, from a viral account called Embedded UDF as well as the official Edge of Tomorrow Facebook page. The UDF Twitter has been posting images from the “heat of battle” in Verdun and France. You can follow them HERE.
You can see the pics bigger in our gallery HERE.
The UDF Twitter profile keeps posting tweets of fictional news updates detailing battle tactics and updates from the war.
There are also news about the trailer debuting this week in front of ‘The Hobbit’ and on Apple this Wednesday 12-11.
And we’ve added more pics from the ceremony. We have more than 200 HQ’s in the gallery from the event and we’ll be adding tons more during the following few days.
We’ve added a pic from November 12th of Tom, who is a longtime supporter of the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) with Chairman of the MPTF Foundation, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Executive Chairman of Viacom and CBS, Mr. Sumner Redstone as he grants a $20 Million gift from the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation to the MPTF Campaign at Paramount Pictures November 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
We’ve just added pics of Tom honoring Ben Stiller at his handprinting ceremony. This event took place just a few minutes ago at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
We’ll be adding more pics throughout the day, so check back often!
As it was announced last week Tom will introduce Ben Stiller at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® today. Ben’s handprints and footprints will be enshrined at the theater. You can watch the ceremony LIVE HERE or see it in the video below. The ceremony will begin today at 11AM PST (8 PM in Europe).
We’ll add pics from the event as soon as they become available.