Liam Neeson is Taking to the Skies for More 'Non-Stop' Ass-Kicking
Just last August we heard about a new mile high thriller from Dark Castle in the form of Non-Stop, a new project from a spec script written by John Richardson and Chris Roach with Never Back Down and Cry_Wolf director Jeff Wadlow attached to direct. At the time, the project was just beginning development, but now a big update comes from Variety who says that Taken and Unknown ass-kicker Liam Neeson has signed on to take the lead role in the film following a worn-out air marshal who faces a threat while traveling on an international flight. If only he'd fight a pack of ravenous wolves on the flight, we'd be set.
Again, since this is the first screenplay sale for the writers, and Wadlow's work behind the camera has left something to be desired, I can't say that this sounds like the most promising project. Dark Castle is the same company that put Neeson in Unknown, a film with a solid concept, but felt like a generic action thriller looking to capitalize on the success Neeson had as an aged bad-ass with a very special set of skills in Taken. Hopefully this turns out to be something more than a cash grab for Neeson and Warner Bros. who is distributing the film. The actor has had a mixed bag of the good (The Grey) and the bad (Wrath of the Titans), so we'll see how this one pans out with mostly untested and unproven talent behind the camera.