Liam Neeson has already survived gangsters, nazis and wolves in his long film career, but here’s something new to destroy him: the daily commute. Neeson’s next vehicle is going to be “The Commuter,” penned by Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi. Read on for more details.
Neeson is set to get embroiled in yet another criminal conspiracy in the suspense thriller, “The Commuter,” which will see him playing a New York-based businessman. Something or somebody plans to threaten his daily commute as well as the lives of those around him, but surely Neeson will have none of that.
Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will be co-producing the film with Studiocanal, Deadline is reporting, reuniting Neeson with his “Nonstop” and “Unknown” team. Willinger and de Blasi have previously penned “Paradise Lost” for Legendary pictures, which was greenlit before being shut down for production cost concerns. They were also attached to Paul Walker’s project, “Skyscraper.”
Neeson has also recently signed “The Revenger”, an upcoming action-comedy helmed by “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer. Before that, he appears in Martin Scorsese’s “Silence.” The historical-drama has Neeson playing a Jesuit priest who faces violent persecution in Japan. A diverse variety of roles, but we expect Neeson will return to his badass grandpa character in “The Commuter.”
Filming is set to begin in New York in spring 2016, and no word on release date yet. This production marks the first endeavour of Rona and Heineman founded The Picture Company, according to Deadline. There are plenty more projects in the pipeline, with Escape From New York at Fox, Robin Hood at Disney.
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