People magazine has offered up the first two photos from NEVER GO BACK, the second film featuring Tom Cruise as Lee Child‘s Jack Reacher. NGB is based on the 18th novel in the Jack Reacher series. Joining him this time around is Cobie Smulders (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, THE L WORD) as Major Turner.


Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) and Susan Turner (Colbie Smothers)

Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had.

Reacher is there to meet—in person—the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone.

But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.

When threatened, you can run or fight.

Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs.

Combining an intricate puzzle of a plot and an exciting chase for truth and justice, Lee Child puts Reacher through his paces—and makes him question who he is, what he’s done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road.


While the casting of Cruise as Reacher generated more than a little outrage, Lee has always had nothing but good things to say about Cruise in the role and movie goers agreed, as the film did over 200 million worldwide. NEVER GO BACK hits theaters on October 21st.