Paramount Pictures released a statement today that they would be delaying the release of the new Jack Reacher movie, starring Tom Cruise, due to the school shooting in Connecticut. The movie was to be released in Pittsburgh on December 15. According to Deadline Hollywood, Paramount released the following statement:
“Due to the terrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, and out of honor and respect for the families of the victims whose lives were senselessly taken, we are postponing tomorrow’s Pittsburgh premiere of Jack Reacher. Our hearts go out to all those who lost loved ones.”
This announcement was made in the wake of the devastating massacre that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday morning. Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza walked into the elementary school and gunned down 20 children and six adults before turning the gun on himself.
The new film titled Jack Reacher features Cruise as a former United States Army Military Police Major who ends up working with an attorney who is trying to clear his client’s name. The movie was rated PG-13 for Violence, Some Drug Material and Language.
A review of the movie on twitch.com states the following:
“Jack Reacher is probably best-described as an action mystery, but in truth it traverses many genres, and ultimately treads much familiar ground with a new pair of shoes. However, the tropes of the action, mystery, crime, noir and thriller genres are simply asides that are circumvented by razor sharp writing that turns the conventions on their head.”
The movie is based on a novel by British author Jim Grant who writes under the name “Lee Child.” There are currently 16 novels in the series featuring Jack Reacher.