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Trailer for Tom Cruise's new 'Jack Reacher' shows a man on a (murky) mission

Trailer for Tom Cruise's new 'Jack Reacher' shows a man on a (murky) mission

"Jack Reacher" was one of those borderline sequel calls. When the Tom Cruise action vehicle came out in 2012 it took in only a decent $80 million domestically, but a stronger $138 million overseas was apparently enough to push Paramount and Skydance to undertake a new film. In contrast, Cruise's Hitler-assassination-themed "Valkyrie," also directed by Christopher McQuarrie, managed $83 million at  home and $121 million abroad but no follow-up ever materialized. Then again, the sequel possibilities were a little more limited there.

On Wednesday, film fans got the fullest glimpse yet of the new Reacher tale, which in a...

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