One Shot is about a homicide detective who searches for the truth behind five murders, which appear to have been done by a single military sniper.
One Shot is based on Lee Child’s ninth suspense novel by the same name, and the series follows Jack Reacher, a tough ex-army cop. Reacher apparently already knows about the sniper, and knows that he’s done this before. Dun dun duh. They’re supposed to be good books. I’ll have to read them at some point.
Reacher is teamed with a beautiful (duh) young attorney and tries to track down who really committed the murder. Oh man. I am getting goosebumps.
Oh, wait. That’s a rash.
One Shot was adapted for the screen and will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote Valkyrie, The Usual Suspects and The Way of the Gun. Not a bad writer, but he doesn’t really have much directing experience. This could be interesting.
One Shot Trailer
One Shot Release Date
February 8, 2013.
Who’s In It?
Tom Cruise… Jack Reacher
What’s Good About It?
How cool is the name Jack Reacher? I’ll tell you.
The books are supposed to be pretty good, and I don’t hate Cruise, although from what I understand he isn’t exactly perfect casting, as Reacher is supposed to be a really big guy and Cruise is practically a dwarf. Oh well, he makes good action movies.
What’s Bad About It?
I’m nervous about McQuarrie’s directing ability. He’s mostly worked with Bryan Singer over the years, which may be why his films have been good.
Our Clever Prediction
I think One Shot will be pretty good, although it may be a rather standard action flick. I feel like Bruce Willis should have played Jack Reacher, and if he were in this I’d know exactly how good it’d be. Cruise gives me pause. He might make this great, or it could be more boring crap like Knight and Day.