Liam Neeson and Jaume Collet-Serra must have a mighty fine relationship on and off the set. After the absurdist spy thriller Unknown, the actor-director pair moved on to an airplane-set thriller, Non-Stop, the ongoing production of which has opened doors for another working opportunity. Based on pre-existing information, this one should fit their interests rather nicely.
The project, last noted with Neeson‘s negotiations, is Run All Night (formerly The All-Nighter), a thriller centered on one mobster’s attempts to stop old company from tracking down and killing his family. The Brad Ingelsby screenplay sees the character go after an old boss as some kind of favor, but soon landing into greater trouble with either side of the law coming his way. Throw in a son with whom the character has a fractured relationship, and you’ve got a whole bunch of plot already locked into place.
Should the director sign, with a fall start being WB’s intention, he’ll have turned Neeson into a spy, an air marshal, and a mobster. There’s almost a weird poetry to the way Collet-Serra works with his star, but, despite what small amusement that may bring, is not something to put any greater consideration into; it’s highly unlikely that Run All Night, while not prevented from being good entertainment, will be more than as much. But it seems they’ve found a rhythm for this working relationship, and the next step could be a worthwhile continuation.
Is another pairing between Collet-Serra and Neeson anything worthy of our attention?
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