Liam Neeson was great in Luc Besson‘s Taken. He sucked in Jaume Collet-Serra‘s Unknown.
Those two films have Neeson playing the exact same character, but in one of those he has a good director to work with and the other a throwaway gun-for-hire that simply tried to recreate that magic found in the first movie.
Collet-Serra is re-teaming with Neeson for an airplane thriller called Non-Stop and the first image (shown above) has me thinking this will be yet another copycat of Neeson’s recent successes.
The shining light at the end of this dark tunnel comes in the form of co-stars. Neeson will be joined by Scoot McNairy and Nate Parker. Both have had great careers in 2012 and I hope that continues in 2013.
Non-Stop opens sometime in 2013.
Here’s the synopsis:
Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today’s flight will be no routine trip.
Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New York to London, he receives a series of mysterious text messages ordering him to have the government transfer $150 million into a secret account, or a passenger will die every 20 minutes. What follows is a nail-biting cat and mouse game played at 40,000 feet, with the lives of 200 passengers hanging in the balance.
Source : EW