New trailer for Jack Reacher: watch now

The new trailer has arrived for forthcoming Tom Cruise actioner Jack Reacher , in which the titular badass shows off his arse-kicking capabilities.

Cruise plays Reacher, a former military man drafted into police service when a serial sniper starts picking off victims left right and centre. Something of a maverick, Reacher isn’t afraid to break a few rules along the way… or a few necks.

The new trailer contains a hell of a lot of action, as Cruise brawls his way through wave after wave of ne’er-do-wells. If you weren’t convinced by little Tom as a fully paid-up hard-man, this might go some way toward changing your mind.

Check it out, below…

Exciting stuff, with Reacher proving a far grittier proposition from the fast-talking smoothies Cruise usually plays. In this one he genuinely seems like a man who shouldn’t be trifled with.

Adapted from Lee Child’s One Shot from writer/director Chris McQuarrie, and co-starring Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall and Richard Jenkins, Jack Reacher will open in the UK on 26 December 2012.