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Paramount and Skydance Productions is officially working on a sequel to the 2012 released “Jack Reacher.” Collider.com says Tom Cruise is onboard to reprise his role as the former Major in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps. The first instalment based on Lee Child’s 2005 novel “One Shot”, was not slated for a sequel considering its poor U.S. performance at the box office. Made on a budget of $60 million, the movie only raked in $80 million. The film did however garner $218 million worldwide, which is a convincing figure to reconsider the possibilities of a sequel.

Tom Cruise is onboard to reprise his role Jack Reacher

Tom Cruise is onboard to reprise his role as Jack Reacher

The second instalment will be adapted from 2013’s “Never Go Back”, the eighteenth book in Child’s Jack Reacher series.

“Never Go Back” synopsis courtesy of Goodreads.com:

“After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, former military cop Jack Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. His destination: a sturdy stone building a short bus ride from Washington D.C., the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. It was the closest thing to a home he ever had.”

Christopher McQuarrie, who directed and wrote the first film, will not be returning for the sequel. No additional casting news has been announced.