– by Joseph Jammer Medina

While the Christopher McQuarrie-directed Jack Reacher didn’t exactly set the world on fire with its 2012 release, the film did more than well enough to justify a sequel. Tom Cruise was well on his way back to be the big star he once was, and those who had actually taken the time to see the film generally liked what they had to see. The film may have been a generic thriller, but at the end of the day, it was a well done generic thriller.

Now, Tom Cruise returns in the sequel, entitled Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. In the director’s chair this time is The Last Samurai helmer Edward Zwick. While I don’t expect a whole lot out of this film by virtue of the source material, seeing Zwick and Cruise work together once again is something that’s worth seeing.

Paramount has released a new poster for the film. It’s nothing special, but for those looking forward to it, it may offer a little bit of excitement.

Check it out below:

Below is the synopsis for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back:

“Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) returns with his particular brand of justice in the highly anticipated sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.  Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders) is the Army Major who heads Reacher’s old investigative unit. She is arrested for Treason and knowing that she is innocent, Reacher must break her out of prison and uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear their names and save their lives.  On the run as fugitives from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever. Based upon Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, author Lee Child’s 18th novel in the best-selling Jack Reacher series, that has seen 100 million books sold worldwide.”

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back hits theaters on October 21, 2016.

SOURCE: Paramount

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.