Just when you thought Liam Neeson's late-career resurrection as a gruff 'n growling action hero may be ready for a break, the first 'Non-Stop' trailer shows up, proving that the man who once played Oskar Schindler has officially transformed into the closest thing the 21st century has to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not that we'll complain too much -- Neeson is pretty good at making preposterous action movies work and this one looks like another entertaining entry in the "Liam Neeson Kills Everyone" sub-genre.
Helmed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who previously directed Neeson in 'Unknown,' 'Non-Stop' is one of those thrillers that takes place entirely on an airplane, making it an instant cousin to movies like 'Red Eye' and 'Flightplan.' Those aren't great movies to be associated with, but when he's at his best, Collet-Serra can create a pretty crazy movie (have you seen his downright bonkers 'Orphan'?) and we'll never turn down the chance to watch Neeson scowl bad guys to death. We're in.
Here's the official synopsis:
Global action star Liam Neeson stars in 'Non-Stop,' a suspense thriller played out at 40,000 feet in the air. During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, US Air Marshal Bill Marks (Neeson) receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the government to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes.
'Non-Stop' is scheduled to touch down in theaters on February 28, 2013.