Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie’s collaboration on “Jack Reacher” has some big fans, the second not so much, but however you feel about them there’s one obvious issue – Cruise looks nothing like the character described in Lee Child’s books.
Cruise himself, now 57 years old, remains an action star with the “Mission: Impossible” franchise considered arguably the best action franchise currently out there. However the ‘Reacher’ franchise is now over for him with Child recently announcing plans to reboot the property as a streaming series for Amazon.
“Cruise was reluctant. He had his own investment in it, he was going to argue against it. It sounds extremely patronizing but I think it’s good for him. He’s too old for this stuff. He’s 57, he needs to move on, transition to being a character actor. He could get another 20 years out of it. He has the talent. He’s a terrific guy, very considerate, good fun.”
Cruise certainly isn’t slowing down as he and McQuarrie are getting to work on two back-to-back “Mission: Impossible” sequels shortly.