Skip to comments.Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher Movie Postponed After Shooting
Posted on 12/17/2012 6:45:46 AM PST by Perdogg
Paramount Pictures made the decision to postpone last Saturdays premiere and the nationwide opening of Tom Cruises new movie, Jack Reacher this Friday in the wake of Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting.
The decision was made due to the fact that the movie has a bit of gun violence in many scenes of the movie, including a violent opening scene.
Due to the terrible tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and out of honor and respect for the families of the victims whose lives were senselessly taken, we are postponing tomorrows Pittsburgh premiere of Jack Reacher, a Paramount official said in a Dec. 14 statement to the Hollywood Reporter. Our hearts go out to all those who lost loved ones.
In the opening sequence of the movie a sniper is shown, methodically gunning down what looks to be five random targets, on a riverfront promenade, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The movie stars Tom Cruise as title character Jack Reacher, a drifter and former Army Military Police officer, working as an investigator for the alleged snipers defense attorney, Reacher unravels a case involving a hired killer and a Russian known only as the zec.
The movie is based on the 2005 novel written by Lee Child, called One Shot.
Paramount has made no decision on when the movie will now actually premiere after its original scheduled December 21st opening has been canceled. The movies December 15th premier at Pittsburghs SouthSide Works megaplex was also canceled.
Warner Bros. made similar cancellations of international openings of the The Dark Night Rises Batman movie after the Aurora, Colorado movie theatre shootings this past summer.
There was no violent crime in this world before motion pictures...
“””The decision was made due to the fact that the movie has a bit of gun violence in many scenes of the movie, including a violent opening scene. “””””
As if that is different from any other movie these days.
Out of “respect” to the families, Hollywood/Cruise Inc will postpone his violent move opening until after the New Year
Give movie passes as Christmas gifts and bring all the kids to the movies! Violence, sex, making white people, straight peopel, conservative people, the US military, cops, and parents look like fools! It’s the Hollywood way! Great family entertainment
Filmed almost entirely on location here in Hollywood on the Monongahela (i.e. Pittsburgh)
Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher?
I think I’m gonna throw up.
Please cancel the release and destroy all the copies.
Devout Obama supporter
This is a tacit admission that Hollywood is a part of the problem.
The biggest obsurdity occurred on Saturday just before college football's New Mexico Bowl, pitting Nevada against Arizona.
Just before the game started, the announcers told us they would NOT refer to Nevada's high-powered offensive formation as the "pistol" - even though that's what it's named. They said for this game, they would just refer to it as the "Nevada" formation.
Hear, hear! Mark Wahlberg as Bob the Nailer was completely believable. Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher is ludicrous.
Under our current administration, racism is not only accepted, it is something to crow about.
There was no violent crime in this world before motion pictures...
It’s time to go on the offense and boycott motion pictures. Who needs them? Besides, it would defund the left.
Maybe so- but Hollywood has enabled millions of kids to experience gory cold killings, sadism, brutality and sex of all kinds as entertainment for over 50 years now!
Its called “desensitization”. Every violent movie (and video and game and rap song) raises the bar for the next producer to find a new angle to shock viewers.
That IS a recent phenomenon. Murder as entertainment. Try to watch a network TV schedule with the family from 8-10 some evening and count the murders and perversions.
Take in a PG-13 show and enjoy the previews of “coming attractions”
It was billed as a shoot-em up western for action fans by the critics.
Several weeks later it was reviled as a “motion picture that only glorifies violence!”
What happened? After the movie release Bobby Kennedy got shot, and them MSM went into panic mode.
So the motion picture industry said they would police themselves to prevent Government interfierance in the business.
A RATING SYSTEM! Yeah, that would fix it. G-M-R-X!
Hot d*mn boys, the Hays code is dead! Produce ‘em if you got ‘em!
Within a year Hollywood was producing the most vile sex and blood movies ever seen at that time.
Tom Cruise as a tough superman is a joke to begin with.
Still: It is nothing new. Allan Ladd was a little guy who had to stand on a box to kiss the girl too.
Like when Cruise was married to Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman, and they had to wear flats because of being next to the little guy.
Cruise is nothing but a pretty face which all 3 of his wives found out after they married him. Short in the legs light in the shorts.
In Stephen Hunters new book called Soft Target....it’s about a psychotic, pampered, 20 year old video game playing shooter who still lives at home and a narcissistic bureaucrat put in charge called Obobo. Its eerily prescient.
If your going to read it you need to read Dead Zero first.
I’ve long since postponed all Tom Cruise Movies permanentley.
I think you meant “light in the loafers.”
Casting a mistake regarding the math that’s all. In the books Reacher was 6”5 not 5”6.
They know they’re part of the problem. They incite the insane, lunatics and mentally disturbed that now dwell amongst the unwashed masses.
I am a big jack Reacher fan but when I heard Tom Cruise was playing the role I know it will be all screwed up.
Unless they make him 6’5” by CGI it just won’t work. Just becasue TC is so wealthy and has connections it doesn’t mean he is right for the role. Dolph Lundgren when he was younger would have been perfect.
I’ll pass when it does come out.
“That IS a recent phenomenon. Murder as entertainment.”
Murder has always been a form of acceptable public entertainment.
For most of history, it involved actual killing. Lynchings, gladiatorial combat, etc.
Thy just didn’t do it as much as we pretend to today.
I agree with you.
There is no minimizing the absolute horror and tragedy of the incident in Connecticut. But the coverage has crossed over into territory that makes me feel a bit uneasy. It almost seems as though people (and I don’t mean Freepers) enjoy wallowing in incidents like this.
Schools in my area are offering counseling for kids who are traumatized by this incident. I admit, I don’t get that. When I was a kid, we would have felt disconnected from an incident that happened far away, and no one would have thought about giving or receiving “counseling.”
Fox News has unending coverage of the police investigation, along with its specially composed tragic theme music it plays before every update. Investigation of what? The murderer was a lunatic, he’s dead, there’s no one to prosecute. The solution is simple-—lock up nutcases and arm teachers.
The response to this kind of thing indicates the culture has been feminized.
When you marry 3 times and cannot keep one of them you are light in the shorts.
Well they got free publicity and may not have to compete against the othe Christmas “blockbusters”. Good business call.
It was a horrible tragedy, but they are going to milk this for ll it is worth. It is disgraceful.
Enjoyed Soft Target (as I do all of Stephen Hunter's work) but couldn't figure out if Obobo was modelled on Obama, or Chief Moose, or both!
Gotta agree with that.
I have turned off my television since Friday. Every time I gather up the nerve to turn it on again, once again I am bombarded with propaganda.
Cover the story sure, but this is absolutely crazy.
...or gay and using them as beards. Which is a very common allegation made against Cruise.
When I read that Tom cruise was cast as Jack Reacher I literally laughed out loud. Why not cast Helen Thomas as Marilyn Monroe?
I’ll probably watch the movie when it shows up on cable for a laugh, but I sure won’t go to the theater to watch it.
Some films go straight to cable. This one should go straight to landfill.
I may Die Trying to accept Cruise in this role. Maybe there is No Way Out but whoever cast Tom in this role is Running Blind. Childs should have included a Tripwire in the contract to avoid what for many of us Reacher fans looks like Bad Luck and Trouble. Maybe the movie will be the Persuader that gets me to accept this but its going to be The Hard Way. It seems that Without Fail, Hollywood screws up good books. They had One Shot to cast this series and they blew it as usual. I know its only a movie and not Worth Dying For and like all movies will be Gone Tomorrow but its like The Enemy of macho leading men decided to leave the simplicity of Reacher on The Killing Floor and substitute Mission Improbable special effects. I can hear the pyrotechnics Echo Burning in my ear already. Probably wont be able to hear for 61 Hours after this one. But what the hell, Ill probably see it. After all Ive got Nothing to Loose. Though I expect it will be a sorry Affair.
Is that stupid movie with Jamie Foxx going to be postponed? It’s more violent than that stupid Reacher movie.
The media’s job is to promote communism by getting more Dems elected. They have no other purpose.
Pray for America
Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher?
My thoughts exactly! Cruise is about a foot too short. There was lots of grumbling when he was named to play Jack Reacher. I will probably see the movie, just to evaluate the portrayal.
-When I read that Tom cruise was cast as Jack Reacher I literally laughed out loud. Why not cast Helen Thomas as Marilyn Monroe?-
I did the same thing. Isn’t Reacher like 6-4, 250? What is Cruise? 5-7, 170? What a horrible casting decision.
I agree, bombarded with propaganda and also bombarded with total fabrications about what happened.
List of falsehoods that I can think of off the top of my head:
1. First it was a father that went into a school and shot up a bunch of kids and adults - even his own kid
2. Mother was a teacher killed in classroom by son
3. Ryan Lanza - 20 years old committed crime
4. Ryan Lanza - 24 years old committed crime
5. Father is dead in NJ
6. More than three guns were used
7. Second shooter found in woods
8. Girlfriend and other roommate missing in NJ
If media doesn’t effect people’s behavior, then why are billions spent on advertising?
“The decision was made “ to get publicity baby!!!
They gave us a Carbon Tax? How about a Violence Tax on Entertainers?
Tom Cruise in theatres again?
Haven’t we suffered enough this year?
Love this South Park episode...
I get hell for saying that Craig in not the Fleming Bond, please take up for the next time some one says Bond is not a real person. :-)
"Now a bitter and raging anger began to fill him. This group of men, perhaps more than any other single group, was responsible for the muddy horror, which had choked the people for decades. The free and independent press! The members of that profession had either supinely allowed themselves to be seduced into the betrayal of a nation, or had been voluntarily silenced out of cowardice or expediency. Many of them had been engaged for years in active and deliberate treachery, using the powerful means of communication to further the designs of wicked men. This latter half of the Press had deceived the people with lies and cunning and falsehood and synthetic rages against "the special interests" of the forties and fifties. They had denounced any man of spirit and courage who had dared speak against the foul servants of Communism and Socialism whether that man were Senator or fellow-scribe, private citizen, ambassador, statesman or writer. Scores of them had hysterically upheld any politician who had attacked or evaded the Constitution of the United States of America; they had been the idolaters of Communist Russia and had labored fervently, for hire or through the evil imaginings of their perverted minds to thrust Marxism upon their nation."
There was promo for this exciting new action movie (in between blood dancing over Sandy Hook) on Channel 7 (Australia) Sunrise this morning.
This midget was telling five guys he was going to break their bottoms. I didn't believe it.