As of now, Tom Cruise has been booted and won’t be tapped to star in the potential TV series. Skydance TV and Paramount TV will be the key players in engineering the future reboot as a TV series with a new actor. A similar move made by the creative team behind Amazon’s adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series.
In the novels, Child describes Reacher as being 6 feet 5 inches tall, weighing between 210 and 250 pounds and having a 50-inch chest. He also has various noticeable scars along his body while some characters from the novel itself, have described him as “being the largest man they have seen outside of the NFL.
Reacher’s signature lone-wolf persona was developed after he left the US Army as a major for the military police at age 36. His tales usually involve him roaming the United States, taking odd jobs and investigating suspicious and frequently dangerous situations much like the current set of films (Jack Reacher and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back).
According to a recent BBC Radio Manchester interview, in regards to casting Cruise in the title role Child is quoted as saying, “I really enjoyed working with Cruise. He’s a really, really nice guy. We had a lot of fun,” Child said. “But ultimately the readers are right. The size of Reacher is really, really important and it’s a big component of who he is… So what I’ve decided to do is – there won’t be any more movies with Tom Cruise. Instead we’re going to take it to Netflix or something like that. Long-form streaming television, with a completely new actor.”
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