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2008 was a monumental year. No, not because England were absent from the Euros, but because this was when Taken first saw the light of day, introducing us to the character of Bryan Mills and in turn taking Liam Neeson‘s career into a new dimension. Now however, the Irish actor has decided to turn his back on making action movies, citing his age and a desire to take on serious roles as the key reasons.
Despite this, Neeson claimed at the recent Toronto International Film Festival: “They’re still throwing serious money at me to do this stuff”, adding “I’m like: ‘Guys I’m sixty-f******-five.’ Audiences are eventually going to go: ‘Come on.”
Who knew nine years ago that the Ulsterman would become synonymous with the genre, almost a byword for ‘action’ itself? Well, as he has deemed it “all a pure accident”, certainly not the man himself. »
- Dan Green
Here’s the trailer for The Commuter, the fourth action thriller that Liam Neeson has made with director Jaume Collet-Serra, the filmmaker who was recently set to pair with Dwayne Johnson in The Jungle Cruise. Neeson and the director teamed on Run All Night, Non-Stop and Unknown. The Commuter takes Neeson in a Hitchcock North By Northwest direction, in a thriller triggered by a mysterious woman (Vera Farmiga), who makes the businessman’s daily commute a nightmare… »
The commute from the suburbs to the big city just got deadly in the first trailer for The Commuter, with Lionsgate also releasing the first photo and the rather Hitchcockian first poster. This marks the fourth collaboration between Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra, who have previously worked together on Unknown, Non-Stop and Run All Night. This trailer may be somewhat bittersweet for die-hard Liam Neeson fans, though, when you take into account the news that dropped earlier today.
Liam Neeson is currently at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his new biopic Mark Felt: The Man Who Took Down the White House, where he made a rather surprising admission, that he's retiring from action films. The actor revealed he has one action movie coming out in January, referring to this film The Commuter, and then, "there might be another," although that mystery project would be the last one, »
Liam Neeson is possibly looking to make on Oscar bid this year with his work in Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, playing the man known as "Deep Throat" who helped expose the Watergate scandal. For much of his career, those were the kinds of roles that he was best known for. However, once Taken came out in 2008, he managed to find a new life as an older action movie star. But Liam Neeson has had about enough of that and has announced that he is retiring from big action franchises.
As reported by Sky News, Liam Neeson spoke at the Toronto International Film Festival recently and revealed that he is done with movies like Taken. So why is he deciding to hang up his very particular set of skills now? Apparently, he's getting too old. Here's what he had to say about it.
''The thrillers, »
The Commuter Trailer Jaume Collet-Serra‘s The Commuter (2018) movie trailer stars Vera Farmiga, Liam Neeson, Patrick Wilson, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Killian Scott. The Commuter‘s plot synopsis: “In this action-packed thriller, Liam Neeson plays an insurance salesman, Michael, on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger (Vera [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
The action thriller opens on January 12, 2018
- Max Evry
Simon Brew Sep 13, 2017
Liam Neeson has been suggesting over the past day or so that his time with action movies is coming to an end. He’s still got one or two more in the can, though, with the latest being his fourth collaboration with director Jaume Collet-Serra.
The pair have previously given us Unknown, Non-Stop and Run All Night. For their next venture, Neeson stars in The Commuter, as an insurance salesman on his usual ride home. Problem is, he’s then contacted by a stranger, who threatens everyone on his train.
The movie – that co-stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga – will be in cinemas at the start of next year. And the first trailer has just been released for it. Here’s what we’ve got to look forward to…
Here’s the synopsis too… »
After waxing poetic about the B-movie thrills and genuine vision Jaume Collet-Serra brings to his films, I admit feeling a little vindicated when he finally earned some much-deserved acclaim for his Blake Lively-led shark thriller The Shallows, by the far the best summer blockbuster of last year. But it was only missing one thing: Liam Neeson.
Following Unknown, Non-Stop, and Run All Night, the duo have now reunited for The Commuter. Riffing once again on Alfred Hitchcock and bringing along his Orphan star Vera Farmiga for the ride, the film presents Neeson’s character with a question of morality: for $75,000, will he uncover a person with seemingly evil intentions on his train?
We can’t wait to find out, but watching the first trailer below, it looks like we already know the answer.
The Commuter blesses us on January 12, 2018. »
- Jordan Raup
A trailer has debuted for the upcoming action thriller The Commuter. The film sees director Jaume Collet-Serra reuniting with Liam Neeson for their fourth collaboration and also stars Vera Farmiga, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Banks, and Patrick Wilson; watch it below…
“In this action-packed thriller, Liam Neeson plays an insurance salesman, Michael, on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding and is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. One that carries life and death stakes for himself and his fellow passengers.”
The Commuter is set for release on January 12th in the States and on January 19th in the UK. »
- Amie Cranswick
After a brief sojourn with Blake Lively, a giant shark, and a humorously-named seagull in last year’s The Shallows, Spanish filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra has returned to his one true muse, Liam Neeson, for his newest film. The new trailer for The Commuter has pulled into the station, and this looks like a vintage Colleta-Serra/Neeson joint: a guy gets […]
- Ben Pearson
Things take an upsetting turn quickly — from friendly small talk to daring proposition — in the trailer for “The Commuter,” a thriller set on a commuter train starring the dynamic duo of Liam Neeson and Vera Farmiga. Neeson plays an affable hero, unwittingly lured into Farmiga’s mysterious plot. “The Commuter” is the latest from “The Shallows” director Jaume Collet-Serra, which just released a high stakes first trailer.
Per the official synopsis: “Liam Neeson plays an insurance salesman, Michael, on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding and is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. One that carries life and death stakes for himself and his fellow passengers. »
- Jude Dry
Liam Neeson and Jaume Collet-Serra are at it again with The Commuter. The latest thriller from the frequent collaborators stars Neeson as an insurance salesman, Michael, who finds himself embroiled in a criminal conspiracy when his daily commute takes an unexpected turn. Propositioned by a mysterious stranger (Vera Farmiga) for a dangerously quick piece of cash and tasked with identifying a secret passenger, Michael soon ends up in over his head. The Commuter marks the fourth collab between Neeson and Collet-Serra, who previously teamed for the action thrillers Unknown (2011), Non-Stop (2014), and Run All Night (2015), … »
- Haleigh Foutch
Liam Neeson is back to using his “particular set of skills” — this time, the actor takes a dangerous train ride in the first trailer for “The Commuter.” The trailer follows Michael Woolrich who has taken the same train morning train for 10 years. This time, however, he meets a woman (Vera Farmiga) who puts him up to a deadly game. “You have until the next stop to decide — what kind of person are you?” Farmiga’s character asks Woolrich, before telling him he needs to find the one person who doesn’t belong on this train. Oh, and there is a ton. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
"What do you want from me?!" Lionsgate has revealed the first official trailer for a new action-thriller train movie starring Liam Neeson, titled The Commuter. From the same director of Non-Stop (the airplane movie) and The Shallows, this movie is basically Unstoppable (the train movie) meets Non-Stop (or even Source Code). Neeson plays an insurance salesman who gets mixed up in a criminal conspiracy on his daily commute home via train. Vera Farmiga, a "mysterious stranger", sits with him for a chat and things get very interesting, very quick. The cast includes Patrick Wilson, Killian Scott, Jonathan Banks, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, Florence Pugh, and Damson Idris. I quite like the setup for this, the way Farmiga talks to him and tells him what to do very nonchalantly, I just hope it lives up to the full potential. Here's the first official trailer for Jaume Collet-Serra's The Commuter, direct »
- Alex Billington
- Sandy Schaefer
In this action-packed thriller, Liam Neeson plays an insurance salesman, Michael, on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop.
- Eli Fine
Exclusive: Letitia Wright, who is poised to breakout with her role as Princess Shuri in Disney/Marvel’s highly anticipated Black Panther standalone, has joined with Wme. The British-born actress boast an impressive upcoming film slate for 2018. In addition to Black Panther, which will be released February 16, she appears in Lionsgate's The Commuter, alongside Liam Neeson and Vera Farmiga, out in January 2018, and Steven Spielberg's tentpole sci-fi film Ready Player One… »
Plot details are being kept under wraps.
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay wrote the most recent script draft. John Davis and John Fox will produce via Davis Entertainment, Beau Flynn will produce via his FlynnPictureCo. banner, and Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia are producing through Seven Bucks Productions.
Johnson is one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, having just finished New Line’s action pic “Rampage” and getting ready to start production on the Legendary film “Skyscraper.” “Jungle Cruise” is currently slated to go into production next April.
- Justin Kroll
Author: Scott Davis
Deadline is reporting that acclaimed director Jaume Collet-Serra is the new frontrunner to take over the anticipated sequel after many other filmmakers had been linked. Biggest of them was Mel Gibson, who directed last year’s hit Hacksaw Ridge, and had apparently met with WB to discuss the film but is seems that the actor/director has passed.
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Which leaves Collet-Serra as the main target for the studio now to take the reigns for the film – indeed, the filmmaker has been making a steady climb up the Hollywood ladder in recent year. His first Us film was horror hit »
- Scott Davis
In Warner Bros.’ search for a director to replace David Ayer on Suicide Squad 2, a frontrunner has finally emerged. According to Deadline, Orphan and The Shallows helmer Jaume Collet-Serra is currently the studio’s first choice to take the reins on the upcoming comic book movie sequel.
The studio did, in fact, meet with Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge), who landed on a list for the gig back in February, but Gibson decided to move on after a production delay. The report also claims that several other filmmakers were considered as well, presumably some of the other names on the aforementioned list, including Ruben Fleischer, Daniel Espinosa and Jonathan Levine.
Nothing is official as of yet, but if talks continue and a deal is reached, Collet-Serra will be the latest in a long line of commercially successful directors to become attached to Dceu projects. From James Wan (The Conjuring) to »
- Justin Cook
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