In the last couple years Liam Neeson has positioned himself as the scourge of kidnappers, murderers, terrorists, and wolves everywhere. But he still has room in his heart for children, as shown by the latest trailer for A Monster Calls, in which Neeson voices a big friendly giant (hm, where have I seen this concept recently?) who befriends a young boy struggling with his mother’s illness. The mother is played by Felicity Jones, and Sigourney Weaver (who’s actually top-billed in the trailer) stars as the boy’s grandmother.
We’re getting two fantasy films about little kids and their giant friendly monster pals this year: Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG, starring Mark Rylance as the titular giant, and Juan Antonio Bayona’s A Monster Calls, starring Liam Neeson as the eponymous monster (who is also a very old tree). A new trailer has arrived for the latter, promising a beautiful, melancholy adventure that could very well give Spielberg’s film a run for its money — and that’s no easy feat.
In a bit of news that will shock absolutely no one, Paramount is reportedly eyeing an awards season release date for Martin Scorsese's new film. Though we've yet to see a trailer — or even an official plot synopsis — for the director's long-developing passion project, we do know that it's definitely hitting theaters sometime this year. And now we might have a better idea of when.
The world of movie-TV reboots accommodates a great many approaches these days, not the least curious of which will see Liam Neeson’s Taken character Bryan Mills returned to his formative years, yet still in the modern day. We now know which actor will develop his particular set of skills as well, setting Vikings star Clive Standen as our new Taken man.
Liam Neeson is to director Jaume Collet-Serra what Leonardo DiCaprio is to Martin Scorsese. Neeson has become the action-dad-icon muse for Collet-Serra, who has just cast the leading man in yet another action film. The Commuter marks the fourth collaboration between Neeson and Collet-Serra, following Unknown, Non-Stop and Run All Night — all of which form a sort of informal trilogy of films in which Neeson plays a man burdened by his past who battles criminal elements while rocking a seriously sweet leather jacket.
Liam Neeson is exchanging his leather jacket and kidnap rescue mission for his next film, in which he plays a gravelly-voiced CG tree monster. You don’t get to see too much of him in the first trailer for A Monster Calls, but you can hear his Tom Waits impression as he narrates with the story of an invisible monster who doesn’t want to be invisible and alone anymore. It’s like The Iron Giant, but with a tree creature.
It feels like we’ve been waiting a long, long time for Martin Scorsese’s next film, even though The Wolf of Wall Street hit theaters just two years ago. The director has been taking his time on the passion project, which stars Liam Neeson and hits theaters sometime next year. A new photo has emerged offering our first look at Neeson in Silence, while the actor has offered a few details on working with Scorsese and the intense commitment that entails.
The Watergate scandal has been permanently imprinted in America’s historical memory, making for an instant low point of American politics upon the revelation that President Richard Nixon had authorized illegal information-gathering strategies against the Democratic Party. And yet that chapter only came to a close fairly recently; reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered Nixon’s conspiracy to spy on his political opponents, the President resigned, America moved on, but it was in 2005 that Woodward and Bernstein’s key source, the mysterious and gravel-voiced informant codenamed Deep Throat, made his identity known. With Nixon long gone and his own health starting to fail him, a former FBI spook named Mark Felt ‘fessed up to cooperating under the Deep Throat moniker.
Well, we probably could have seen this one coming. The trend of routing movie franchises to TV, the state of the Taken franchise, and NBC being … well, NBC, a young Bryan Mills is about to develop a very particular set of skills. That’s right, NBC has give a straight-to-series order for a prequel TV series of Luc Besson and Liam Neeson’s Taken, and it will find you. It will kill you.
Liam Neeson is finally combining his specific set of action skills with his comedic talents to give us what we’ve all been waiting for: a Liam Neeson action comedy. The actor has signed on to star in The Revenger for Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer, based on a pitch from Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant.