ack Reacher: Never Go Back (also known as Jack Reacher: Never Look Back) is an upcoming 2016 American action thriller film directed by Edward Zwick and co-written with Richard Wenk and Marshall Herskovitz. It is a sequel to 2012 film Jack Reacher. The film stars Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh, Aldis Hodge, Patrick Heusinger, and Holt McCallany. Principal photography began on October 20, 2015 in New Orleans. The film is scheduled to be released on October 21, 2016.
Set four years since the first film events, Jack Reacher is returning to the headquarters of his old military unit, but reveals that he is now accused of a 16-year-old homicide, and finds out that it is only a part of something bigger than he thought before.
While Jack Reacher was intended to be a tent-pole for a film series, it was initially reported that a sequel would be unlikely due to its lackluster run at the North American box office. However, in February 2013, the possibility of a sequel became more likely after the film surpassed a gross of $200 million worldwide. On December 9, 2013, it was announced that Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions are moving forward with the development of a sequel reportedly based upon the 2013 Jack Reacher novel, Never Go Back.
On May 14, 2014, it was reported that Tom Cruise will reprise his role as Jack Reacher.