Liam Neeson Might Pull 'All Nighter' as a Hit Man in New Crime Thriller
A lot of people talk about how Liam Neeson's career as an action icon really took off with Taken, ignoring the fact that just a few years before he had starred in Gangs of New York, Kingdom of Heaven, and Batman Begins. But Hollywood loves a comeback, and if that's the angle Neeson has to play to keep locking down action leads, then we're all for it. Along with the terrible Taken 2, the 60-year-old actor has also recently headlined The Grey, Unknown, and Non-Stop, and now The Wrap adds one more project to that list. Neeson is negotiating to star in The All Nighter (aka Run All Night), in which he'll play an aging hit man.
Written by Out of the Furnace scribe Brad Ingelsby, The All Nighter (or Run All Night, depending on which title they ultimately choose) centers on a hit man who goes up against his former boss in order to protect his wife and son. Things go bad, and he's forced to go on the run with his estranged son as the mob and the authorities set out after him. No director is attached yet, but Roy Lee (Oldboy, Godzilla, The Departed) is producing this one for Warner Bros. and hopefully we'll hear something soon. Let's just hope Taken 2 director Olivier Megaton's name never comes up here, because this is a decent premise that will totally rely on a solid director's vision to make it really cook. Cool?