'Jack Reacher 2' set for October 2016 release

The second instalment of action movie franchise "Jack Reacher" will hit US theatres on October 21, 2016.

PTI| Updated: Sep 03, 2015, 14:37 PM IST
'Jack Reacher 2' set for October 2016 release
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Los Angeles: The second instalment of action movie franchise "Jack Reacher" will hit US theatres on October 21, 2016.

The movie will face off against "Ouija 2" and "Underworld 5", reported Aceshowbiz. Tom Cruise returns as the titular character, a drifter and former US Army Military Police Corps officer. Cobie Smulders is in talks to play Danika, the female lead in the sequel.

Based on Lee Child's novel "Never Go Back", the sequel follows Reacher facing a complicated problem when he heads back to his old military base in Virginia.

He reunites with his old commander only to discover that she's been arrested. Everything goes worse when Reacher finds himself being charged with multiple crimes. Ed Zwick is set to direct "Jack Reacher 2" with the script written by Richard Wenk. Zwick recently rewrote the script with longtime collaborator Marshall Herskovitz.
Christopher McQuarrie directed the first movie.