Lee Child's novels about the fictional former military MP Jack Reacher are ready to hit the odeon, and they'll be coming with Tom Cruise as the title character. We should know by now better than to compare movies to their source books, and this looks like another reason not to: the literary Reacher is six-foot, five-inch, 210-250 pounds, the 50-year-old Cruise... isn't. Reacher likes silence, Cruise likes the pithy line; Reacher isn't a good runner, Cruise will undoubtedly showcase his sprinting skills.

One difference that might work out for us, though, is that whereas Jack Reacher doesn't have a driver's license and isn't a very good driver in the books – he hitchhikes or takes a bus to the action, mostly – Cruise's take drives a sweetly red Chevrolet Chevelle SS, and judging by this just-released trailer, he does so through anything and anyone. Scroll down to watch Cruise and the prominently featured Chevy muscle car.

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      Spyder 8
      • 3 Years Ago
      Unfortunately it also "features" Tom Cruise.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Tom Cruise never.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not even a 1970 Chevelle will get me to see a Snooze movie.
      • 3 Years Ago
      First a 50 year old midget playing Reacher, and now we learn he drives from place to place. What a sad joke. Sorry folks, it just ain't Reacher. I suppose it says something about Cruise's enormous ego that he thinks he can pull it off. Love the Lee Child series, but wouldn't see this movie on a bet.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I always thought The Rock would be the perfect on screen Reacher. Tom Cruise? And Reacher with his own car? It's a slap against the whole Reacher ethos - he doesn't even do laundry because then he'd have to carry spare clothes with him. The only thing he owns is a toothbrush. If you haven't read any Reacher books, do so NOW. You will not regret it.
        • 3 Years Ago
        ditto. I was so stoked to hear they were bringing JR to the big screen. I figured Dwayne would be good or Michael Clarke Duncan. Tom Cruise is the antithesis of the JR character, and putting him in a car is even worse. McQuarrie needs to be shot by the sniper in this flick for deviating so much.
      • 3 Years Ago
      In the scene where he gets out of the car you can see the telephone books he was sitting on.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Dang, beaten to the punch! Did Tom meet his next twentysomething wife on the set?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Video not available in this country? Are they just afraid of people who have read the books and like the character and just know this is gonna suck. BTW, Reacher doesn't own a car but I guess he needed something to butch up. After I've searched some the trailer I've seen is absurd.
      Valentin G
      • 3 Years Ago
      Got all the books, cannot usually wait for the next one. Lee Child does not need the money, what on earth could have possed him to agree with his well defined character to be played by somone too short to be a dwarf in the "Lord of the Rings"? THIS ruins Reacher for me, This said, a Chevelle SS is a nice car. Cruise might be able to drive it, standing up, holding on to the wheel. No jumping on the bench, please.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is this Tom Cruise's big Scientology ad?
      Lindsay Dory Carroll
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love the Reacher novels but Tom cruise "seriously?" it's like casting an unpa lumpa to play the terminator,I can say with certainty I will not be waisting my money watching the movie :/
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Lindsay Dory Carroll
        I totally agree. I love the books but I will not go and see Tom Cruise as Reacher. They need someone tough looking like Gerald Butler. Seeing Tom Cruise in a REacher novel would make me not want to read the books. Lee Child, what were you thinking....Sure, Tom Cruise is a box office hit, but maybe you should have thought about his latest publicity. He may not be the hit today that he was l0 years ago and certainly not to Reacher fans. He would need to grow a foot to fill Reacher's height standards.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Couldn't pay me enough to see a Tom Cruise movie.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Tom's already filming his next movie about an avid fisherman...Master Baiter.
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