Because of my Hunt For Reacher series, readers frequently ask me how I feel about Tom Cruise portraying Lee Child’s Jack Reacher in the upcoming film.
Every Lee Child fan knows by now that Tom Cruise will star in the first ever Reacher movie. The anticipation is simultaneously exciting and nerve-wracking, isn’t it?
We’ve waited a long time for Reacher to reach the big screen. It’s been 15 years since Reacher debuted in Killing Floor, and a movie is almost here.
Some fans are a little nervous about the film in the same way parents are nervous when they send their kid off to college. They love Reacher and they want to keep him just the way he lives now in their heads as well as in their hearts.
Tom Cruise fans put it a little differently. Especially if they’re unfamiliar with the books, they’d say Lee Child’s book One Shot and his character, Jack Reacher, are the subjects of the next big Tom Cruise movie. Most of these fans aren’t nervous at all. They love Tom Cruise and know he’ll do a fabulous job with this fabulous role.
Those of us who are both Lee Child and Tom Cruise fans hope this powerhouse team has the juice to run a Reacher franchise for a very long time. What could be better for fans than a long, long run for the books and the films?
Regular readers know I’m a serious Child and Reacher fan. If we’re required to choose, I’m rooting for the home team. No question.
But there’s more for fans to gain by joining forces, it seems to me. Much more.
Most of us will have read both of these within thirty days after they are released. But not too long afterward, the movie premiers. On December 21, we can get another new Reacher experience on the big screen. I’m really looking forward to it.
Now that you know how I feel about it, how do you feel about Tom Cruise as Lee Child’s Jack Reacher? No profanity, please. This blog is rated PG-13.