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Tom Cruise goes badass in exclusive new Jack Reacher poster

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Jack Reacher , the eagerly-awaited action thriller starring Tom Cruise as Lee Child’s indomitable tough guy, has unveiled a new poster, and you can get an exclusive first look right here.

Looking every inch the badass, this poster should go some way to dispelling certain fans’ fears that Cruise wouldn’t be right for the role. C'mon, he looks awesome! It's all in the eyes. And the fist.

The film’s adapted from Child’s novel, One Shot , and follows the taciturn, no-nonsense ex-military policeman as he sets about unravelling the mystery of a trained sniper who has taken out five victims, seemingly at random.

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, Jack Reacher could be a throwback to the kind of muscular thriller that’s been seen all-too-rarely since its ‘80s heyday, especially if the 'Tom Cruise is...' tagline is anything to go by. And with 17 novels in the Child's series to date, we could be in for a franchise.

Check out the poster in full, below:

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[ Click on the poster to see it in hi-res ]

Jack Reacher co-stars Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Jai Courtney and Werner Herzog. It opens in the UK on 26 December 2012 (after opening in the US on 21 December).

For more on Jack Reacher , pick up the latest issue of Total Film magazine (opens in new tab) (which is available for just £1.99 on iPad ).

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Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.