Christopher McQuarrie, well-known Oscar-winning writer of The Usual Suspects, has been hired to rework the Paramount thriller One Shot, with an eye to direct the whole thing as well.
His directorial debut was with the 2000 film, The Way of the Gun and he hasn’t directed any additional films since then, so we guess this could be just the perfect time…
The project is based on a series of novels written by Lee Child that center on Jack Reacher, a military police officer-turned-drifter.
The story of One Shot, the ninth book in the series, centers on “Jack Reacher, a military police officer-turned-drifter. He’s not looking for trouble. Sometimes trouble looks for Reacher.
A lone gunman hides in a parking garage and shoots into a crowd in a public plaza in a small Indiana city. Five random people die in a senseless massacre. The shooter leaves a perfect trail behind him and the police quickly track him down. But that’s where the real tale begins.”
McQuarrie recently handled the screenplays for the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Bryan Singer’s Valkyrie, and he also co-wrote the upcoming thriller with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, The Tourist.”
We’ll keep an eye on One Shot, stay with us!