Tom Cruise stars as the hero of British author Lee Child's novel series, one of which - One Shot - has been adapted for the screen by The Usual Suspects scribe Christopher McQuarrie.
"Jack Reacher is a ghost," David Oyelowo's homicide detective explains in the clip, before going on to outline Reacher's military backstory.
Cruise appears as Reacher himself in the final moments of the clip.
Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall and Werner Herzog round out the supporting cast of Jack Reacher, which is directed by McQuarrie.
Brief cuts were ordered to the film's runtime in the UK, reducing its violent content in order to secure a 12A certificate.
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Jack Reacher will be released on December 21 in the US, and December 26 in the UK.
Watch the trailer below: