The choice to cast Tom Cruise as former military police officer Jack Reacher caused a stir among fans of author Lee Child’s series. After all, Tom falls short of the blond, 6’5″ slab of muscle that Child’s novels profile. But the 2012 film Jack Reacher won enough people over to warrant a sequel, and the trailer for that follow up has just launched.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back takes audience members on an intense ride as Jack heads back to Virginia to meet the head of his former unit. He learns, however, that she’s missing and he’s being charged for a crime committed nearly two decades ago. The fact that he also may have a daughter adds an entirely different layer to the story.
As the trailer details, Jack may be on the run but he’s not afraid of confrontation. Issuing a warning to those who seek him, he says, “You think you’re above the law. But I’m not the law, so you should start running because I’m gonna start hunting — and when I find you, I’m gonna kill you all.”
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back costars Cobie Smulders as the new head of Jack’s former unit and Danika Yarosh as the young woman who may or may not be his daughter.
Christopher McQuarrie, who directed the first Jack Reacher film, is the producer of this sequel. The movie is scheduled to tear into theaters on Oct. 21, 2016.