…Alan Ritchson. In case you are thinking “Who?” he was the voice of Raphael in the recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He was also one of the champions on The Hunger Games, Aquaman in Smallville, Hawk on Titans and Thad in Blue Mountain State. Still no clue? OK, here’s a picture:
Tall? Check. Blonde? Check. Built like a brick shithouse? Check. So that’s three up on the movie version then. This new Jack Reacher will be a streaming show on Amazon Prime and is a new thing, totally standalone from the movie version.
The novel series has sold over 100 million copies to date and is a staple of airport lounges and men’s bedside tables everywhere as former MP Major Jack Reacher (ret.) wanders America living parsimoniously and righting wrongs wherever he finds them. Kind of like a less green Bruce Banner from The Incredible Hulk TV show, mixed with a one-man A-Team.
Now, one for the ladies:
Amazon Studios, Skydance Television and Paramount Television Studios are the money, with Scorpion creator Nick Santora running the show. Author Lee Child, Don Granger, Scott Sullivan, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross are all in for points as Exec. Producers.
The Tom Cruise movies grossed over $400 million between them on reasonably modest budgets.