Jack-Reacher-PosterJack Reacher will be hitting theatres hard in less than a month, with Tom Cruise taking the eponymous lead in the adaptation of Lee Child’s best-selling series of novels.

We saw a new sixty-second action-fuelled TV spot earlier in the week, and now Yahoo Movies have debuted a new featurette for us, in which author Lee Child talks about adapting the film for the big screen.

“When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.”

Starring alongside Cruise will be an excellent cast, headed up by Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Robert Duvall, and Werner Herzog.

Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) is directing from his own script, having adapted the original novel, One Shot, by Child.

Jack Reacher will be released in the US on 21st December, followed by a Boxing Day release on 26th December here in the UK, giving the film the same slot that the Cruise-led Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol had last year. Smart money says it’s going to be another big hitter.