Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Teaser Trailer Footage Released

Paramount has released the first trailer footage from Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, the sequel to Tom Cruise's 2012 adaptation of the long-running series of novels from Lee Child. The footage was shown during a sneak peek on Entertainment Tonight.

Tom Cruise reprises the title role, joined by new cast members Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh, Patrick Heusinger, Aldis Hodge, Austin Hebert, and Holt McCallany. The sequel is based on (or at least named after) Child’s 18th entry in the series, released in 2013.

Edward Zwick, who previously directed Cruise in The Last Samurai, will helm the film, which is due in theaters in October.

Here's the official synopsis for the book, with the caveat that the first Jack Reacher movie took quite a few liberties with the source material, so it's unlikely to be a 1:1 translation:

Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had.

Reacher is there to meet—in person—the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone.

But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.

When threatened, you can run or fight.

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Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs.

Combining an intricate puzzle of a plot and an exciting chase for truth and justice, Lee Child puts Reacher through his paces—and makes him question who he is, what he’s done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road.