There doesn’t seem to be an actor embracing exactly what he does best moreso than Liam Neeson and his career rejuvenation as Hollywood’s go-to action star. Sparked by Taken, this has continued through to The A-Team, The Grey and Unknown, and now the filmmakers behind the latter project are back for a new thriller.
Variety reports that director Jaume Collet-Serra, with his Akira adaptation in the dust, is looking to reunite with Neeson on a action film titled Non-Stop. Produced by Joel Silver and written by John Richardson and WWF writer (yes, they have scripts) Chris Roach, the film follows our hero aboard an international flight gone wrong, and you can guess who is the only one that can save the plane.
As someone who defends Unknown for its controlled style, I’m looking forward to seeing what Collet-Serra and Neeson come up with again. We’ve seen many films take on this one-place scenario (see Snakes on a Plane, Executive Decision, Flightplan, Air Force One) and I have faith this team could give us a shlocky, fun addition to the subgenre.
Production looks to begin this October.
Were you an Unknown fan? What do you think of this premise?
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