Much outcry was heard upon the casting of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher, the military cop-turned-cop. Fans of the novels said Cruise lacked any of Reacher’s physical characteristics. Creator Lee Child responded, "Trust me, it'll work..."
The trailer (via Yahoo! Movies) for the self-titled debut film intended as a franchise in the event the Chris McQuarrie-helmed actioner takes off this Christmas makes the case. A wonderfully '70's, Friedkin vibe on display, the idea of Werner Herzog as the baddie is a great example of "Fortune favors the bold," and Cruise has the drive to win over his detractors.