Julianne Moore is Taking a 'Non Stop' Flight with Liam Neeson Next
After the frankly undeserved success of Taken 2 at the box office this past week, it's no surprise that Liam Neeson's next film has become a hot commodity. Robert Mark Kamen revealed yesterday that Fox wants to make a Taken 3 (cue the eyerolls), but before Neeson slips back into the Bryan Mills character, he's taking to the skies for an action thriller called Non Stop. Variety reports that the actor will reunite with Julianne Moore after the two co-starred in the steamy, sexual thriller Chloe back in 2009, as the actress has joined Non Stop in an unknown role. Jaume Collet-Serra will direct after teaming with Neeson on Unknown.
Neeson will play a federal air marshal who starts receiving texts from someone claiming to be on the same flight and threatening to kill the passengers, so naturally Neeson has to stop this dastardly plan and presumably snap a few necks in the process. I guess that whole marshals don't have to put their phones on airplane mode, but sounds like someone else is breaking the rules of flying by texting in the air. Moore's role is unclear at this point, so she could be playing anything from a helpful flight attendant (ala Halle Berry in Executive Decision), a pilot, a passenger, or - my personal hope - the terrorist. That would be a hell of a surprise, but I won't keep my fingers crossed for that particular outcome. The movie sounds like a solid thriller though, and I hope Neeson keeps this up at this point in his career.