Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, ex-military investigator Jack Reacher knows the killer is a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right–and soon the slam-dunk case explodes.
Above you will find the first trailer for Jack Reacher, which I didn’t bother posting on The Back Row simply because it didn’t interest me in the slightest. From that preview, the movie looked like nothing more than a generic Tom Cruise vanity picture – essentially Mission: Impossible, but without the rest of the IMF team getting in the way of Cruise’s screen time. Then the trailer below was released, and suddenly I’m very excited in the movie. Not because it looks any less generic, but just because WERNER HERZOG IS PLAYING THE VILLAIN. WERNER FREAKING HERZOG! THE GUY WHO ATE HIS OWN SHOE BECAUSE HE LOST A BET! Oh man, I hope he does something crazy. But even if Herzog plays a totally run-of-the-mill villain, at least we’ll still get to hear his awesome voice. Get the lawyer.
Jack Reacher comes out December 21, 2012.