The first image of Tom Cruise in director Christopher McQuarrie’s adaptation of the Lee Child novel One Shot has been released, and it’s…Tom Cruise standing in the middle of a street. Now titled simply Jack Reacher, Cruise stars as the titular ex-military investigator who is tasked with tracking down a serial sniper. McQuarrie had this to say regarding his take on the character:
“Someone asks him at one point in the story about the difference between a military policeman and a regular cop. Reacher points out that [for military police], every suspect is a trained killer. He is free from any sort of anxiety. He is truly not encumbered by all the bullshit that makes up our daily lives. He literally and figuratively has no baggage.”
Though Tom Cruise kicking ass is certainly a plus, I’m most interested in seeing the film’s villain played by the one and only Werner Herzog. Hopefully a trailer is on its way soon. Hit the jump to check out the image Jack Reacher opens on December 21st.
Image via EW.
Here’s the synopsis for Child’s novel One Shot:
Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me.
And sure enough, ex—military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shooter–a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right–and soon the slam-dunk case explodes.
Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning–and then beat him shot for shot. [Amazon]