After its release in 2012, the first Jack Reacher movie grossed a total of $218million at the worldwide box office which led to skepticism on the part of Paramount to make a sequel. However, the film apparently did well at the ancillary (downstream) markets which has prompted the studio to have a change of heart.
Also, the success of the latest installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, Rogue Nation may have had a little to do with convincing Paramount that Tom Cruise is still a bankable lead actor, and they could possibly benefit from it also.
I’m not personally convinced about the need for a second Jack Reacher movie, but with a new director in Ed Zwick, then maybe the film does deserve a second chance.
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