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    JACK REACHER

    'Jack Reacher' is ridiculous…and exciting…and funny…and cheesy. It’s also a great vehicle for Tom Cruise, even though readers of Lee Child’s best-selling novels are complaining that he doesn’t resemble the author’s description of that character.

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    Christopher McQuarrie Says He Was In "Director Jail For 12 Years"; Talks Casting Tom Cruise & Werner Herzog In 'Jack Reacher'

    Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie has an Academy Award for writing "The Usual Suspects" and he’s kind of become Tom Cruise’s go-to scribe having penned “Valkyrie,” this week’s upcoming “Jack Reacher” and even tweaking several scripts that Cruise considered starring in (but not before McQuarrie tail...

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    'The Wolverine' Scribe Christopher McQuarrie Pitched Fox On Curating Their X-Men Universe

    Given Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie's duties on “The Wolverine” -- a gig that stuck even after Darren Aronofsky's departure from the director's chair last year -- it would make sense that in 20th Century Fox's aims toward building a consistent franchise...

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    Review: 'Jack Reacher' Is The Rare Franchise-Starter That Makes You Hungry For More

    Much of the hoopla surrounding "Jack Reacher," the first adaptation of the insanely popular series of Lee Child-penned thrillers, has had to do with the casting of the diminutive Tom Cruise in the title role. As described in the novels, Reacher is, physically speaking, a brute – close-cropped blonde...

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    'Jack Reacher' Helmer Christopher McQuarrie Likely To Reteam With Tom Cruise For 'Mission: Impossible 5'

    The last few years have marked something of a comeback for writer-director Christopher McQuarrie. He was the toast of the town after penning one of the more acclaimed screenplays of the 1990s with "The Usual Suspects," winning an Academy Award for his trouble. But he found it tricky to follow that s...

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    Will Tom Cruise's 'Jack Reacher' Kick Ass Or Jump The Couch?

    Last Christmas, Tom Cruise proved, after a difficult few years, that he's still got it with "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," a surprisingly thrilling actioner that proved to be, by some distance, the best film of the franchise so far, which further paid off by becoming the biggest movie of th...

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    Paramount Inks Deal With Christopher McQuarrie For Tom Clancy's 'Without Remorse'

    It seems it's all about world building right now. With Marvel proving it can make a billion dollar success by tying together their superhero movies, other studios are giving it a shot. Universal will show the connective tissue between "The Bourne Ultimatum" and "The Bourne Legacy&...

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    Paramount Wants Christopher McQuarrie For Tom Clancy's 'Without Remorse'; David Yates Swings Closer To 'Tarzan'

    A thriller based on a book by a best-selling author and a reboot of a franchise. Yep, it's another day in Hollywood, so strap in....

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    Drew Goddard Wrote New 'World War Z' Ending, But Christopher McQuarrie May Step In To Do More Work

    So just how much of a nightmare is Paramount's "World War Z"? By the looks of it, a zombie apocalypse would be preferable to what they're going through on the Brad Pitt tentpole. With the movie delayed to next summer, seven weeks of reshoots tentatively planned for this fall a...

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    Trailer Watch: Tom Cruise is Not A Hero & Has Nothing to Lose as 'Jack Reacher'

    After box office misfire "Rock of Ages," Tom Cruise is back in his wheelhouse with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie's actioner "Jack Reacher" (previously titled "One Shot").

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