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New 'Jack Reacher' Featurette Makes Comparison To James Bond & Jason Bourne, Violence Cut For U.K. Release

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 30, 2012 at 9:19AM

"Jack Reacher" is coming, and the millions of fans of the excellent book series around the world are both eager and perhaps a bit wary about Tom Cruise stepping into the lead role of the bruising ex-military investigator turned drifter. There has been lots of concern about the actor not being the right physical build of Reacher, but for author Lee Child, he wouldn't have it any other way.
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Tom Cruise Jack Reacher

"Jack Reacher" is coming, and the millions of fans of the excellent book series around the world are both eager and perhaps a bit wary about Tom Cruise stepping into the lead role of the bruising ex-military investigator turned drifter. There has been lots of concern about the actor not being the right physical build of Reacher, but for author Lee Child, he wouldn't have it any other way.

A new featurette has landed for the film, and for those who are unfamiliar with the character, the marketing department invokes the names of James Bond and Jason Bourne, which isn't entirely accurate, but at least puts the movie in a relatable ballpark (Reacher is more the latter than the former). And for those of you paying attention, there is some new footage within the brief promo segment as well, so it's worth a quick look. But the movie's grittiness has seen it run afoul of censors overseas.

The always fussy British Board of Film Classification were ready to give the movie a 15 rating thanks to a couple of particularly violent scenes, but Paramount has gone ahead and snipped them out of the movie, to accomodate a more wide reaching 12A rating. So it'll be slightly less 'Reacher' for those in the U.K., but we suppose it'll all be reinstated on the DVD in about six months time anyway, so probably not a big deal. "Jack Reacher" goes full throttle on December 21st. [Yahoo/Entertainmentwise]

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