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.
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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.
All week long Game of Thrones has been teasing its musical extravaganza with Coldplay for Red Nose Day, first with Westeros’ main man Tyrion, then older brother Jaime. Now, the whole Game of Thrones crew has assembled for a full-length musical sketch, and in no uncertain terms … Rastafarian Targaryens are coming.
Liam Neeson is a relentless and reliable action hero, whose films in recent years read like Mad Libs — give him a government badge, a leather jacket, a gun and a phone, then take either his family or threaten his country’s freedom, and voila. You have your very own Liam Neeson movie. (No, really — you can write your own. It’s easy.) For his next thrilling heroic adventure, the actor will pursue and fight a terrorist. Spoiler: Liam Neeson will win.
Ready or not, the Entourage movie is coming. The latest trailer has arrived, boasting parties, booze, yachts and lots of famous faces. It’s like a Where’s Waldo? of cameos in there, from Bob Saget to George Takei to Liam Neeson to…Bob Saget. But enough name-dropping, already. This movie also has a story to tell, and that story is about Vinnie Chase, director.
After struggling to secure a director for a while now, upcoming action thriller Narco Sub has hired Brian Kirk, known best for helming episodes of Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. Liam Neeson is set to star in the new film, which will once again find him playing a government official taking on some very bad dudes.