Tom and director Christopher McQuarrie discuss a close-quarters fight scene in this exclusive featurette for Jack Reacher, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD May 7. The filmmaker reveals that Tom wanted to bring a bit of humor to this thriller, which finds the title character using the cramped environment of a bathroom to his advantage. Check out how much work went into replacing all of the broken bathroom fixtures for every take.
Connor was performing yesterday at Gabana 1800 in Madrid in its 17th anniversary.
Armie Hammer, who plays the title character opposite Johnny Depp in the Gore Verbinski-directed The Lone Ranger for Disney, is set to star with Tom Cruise in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the remake of the classic TV series that Guy Ritchie will direct for Warner Bros. The original TV series ran from 1964-68, with Robert Vaughan and David McCallum playing Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement. With gadgets and their wits and charm, they fought the evil forces of Thrush.
Warner Bros has long been high on the project, especially when the studio had Steven Soderbergh ready to direct George Clooney in the lead. The actor dropped out because he needed surgery on his neck and back, and he wasn’t up for a physical role. After Soderbergh departed, the studio turned the project over to Ritchie and his producing partner Lionel Wigram. John David is also producing. Hammer would play a version of the role originated by McCallum, an NCIS regular who strangely doesn’t seemed to have aged since the ’60s. Hammer, who’s repped by WME and attorney Harris Hartman, is making his bid to be one of those up-and-comer leading men and getting on the ground floor of a franchise with Cruise and Ritchie certainly seems like a smart move from here.
We’ve added pics of Tom having lunch with Peter Chernin, Oblivion’s producer, at Toscana restaurant in Brentwood yesterday.
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.