Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher Sequel Set For October 2016

Today, Paramount announced that Jack Reacher 2 will arrive in theaters Oct. 21, 2016.

Tom Cruise (Edge of Tomorrow) will return as the drifer and former U.S. Army Military Police Corps officer, but this he'll be directed by Ed Zwick. This is a reunion for the two as Zwick previously directed Tom Cruise in 2003's The Last Samurai.

The October release date puts Jack Reacher 2 up against Universal's Ouija 2 and Sony/Screen Gems' Underworld 5.

So far only one new cast member has been added and that being Marvel Cinematic Universe and How I Met Your Mother actress Cobie Smulders.

The 2012 film, written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation), struggled at the domestic box office with only $80.1M, but overseas it flourished with $138.3M.

Jack Reacher films are based on the popular book series written by British author Lee Childs.

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Jack Reacher (2012) - One morning in an ordinary town, five people are shot dead in a seemingly random attack. All evidence points to a single suspect: an ex-military sniper who is quickly brought into custody. The man's interrogation yields one statement: Get Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise). Reacher, an enigmatic ex-Army investigator, believes the authorities have the right man but agrees to help the sniper's defense attorney (Rosamund Pike). However, the more Reacher delves into the case, the less clear-cut it appears.