May 30th, 2012
01:53 PM ET
Thankfully Paramount didn't have just one shot at naming its forthcoming Tom Cruise film.
The studio has swapped the title of "One Shot," an adaptation based on Lee Child's popular book series about a tough-living former U.S. Army cop, to the name of Cruise’s lead character, Jack Reacher, reports THR.
It's the first film adaptation of the literary sequence surrounding the battle-scarred drifter who uses his extensive military training for good.
We'll have to see how fans take this title change, but we do know some weren't pleased when it was announced that the actor landed the role, since the Jack Reacher depicted in the books is about 6’5, 250 pounds and not much of a looker.
That description doesn't really fit Mr. “Mission Impossible,” who plays handsome but washed-up rock star Stacee Jaxx in June's “Rock of Ages,” but author Child has said he's "thrilled" with the casting choice.
"Jack Reacher" is slated for December 21.
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