Before Liam Neeson completely retires from the Liam Neeson action thriller genre, he has two films on tap: Hard Powder (in which he plays a snowplow driver who goes up against drug dealers, as only Liam Neeson could), and The Commuter, which reunites the actor with Non-Stop and Run All Night director Jaume Collet-Serra. On the heels of Neeson’s retirement announcement comes the first trailer for the latter, which basically seems like Non-Stop, but this time it’s on a train and Vera Farmiga is apparently playing the evil twin of her character from The Departed.
Just last month it seemed as though Jaume Collet-Serra would be joining Warner Bros.’ efforts to course-correct the DCEU following reports that the director behind Liam Neeson’s leather-clad action-dad flicks was in talks to helm Suicide Squad 2. But it looks like the sequel to David Ayer’s underwhelming DC villain ensemble is back on the market, as Collet-Serra has jumped ship in favor of taking a Jungle Cruise with Dwayne Johnson.
The Suicide Squad sequel has been a little up in the air recently without a director (remember when we thought Mel Gibson was gonna take it on?), but today brings news that Jaume Collet-Serra, director of such films as The Shallows, Orphan, and Non-Stop, is the current frontrunner for the movie.
Jaume Collet-Sera makes some damn enjoyable thrillers, from his directorial debut (the totally wackadoo horror flick Orphan) to his action collaborations with Liam Neeson and last year’s awesome shark movie The Shallows, the director has consistently delivered films that are entertaining and look great — though none have dealt in particularly serious subject matter. That’s about to change with Waco, an upcoming film from Zero Dark Thirty scribe Mark Boal that centers on the famous 1993 standoff in Texas between the FBI and David Koresh’s Brand Davidians.