Liam Neeson to Lead 'Gang Story' Remake from 'Safe House' Director

April 22, 2013

Liam Neeson

No, Liam Neeson isn't done kicking asses just yet. Later this year we'll see him take to the skies in the thriller Non-Stop, and now he's lined up another action thriller. Deadline has word that the production banner Thunder Road has just set up a deal with Italia Films and the China outfit Fundamental Films to remake of the French filmĀ Les Lyonnais, which will now be called Gang Story, with Safe House director Daniel Espinosa attached to helm and Neeson attached to star in the film from David Scarpa, who's writing the reboot of Daredevil at Fox. It's a much better option then Taken 3: Taken Not Stirred, right?

Here's the subtitled trailer for the original film Les Lyonnais from director Olivier Marchal:

The story follows Edmond "Mormon" Vidal who was part of a crime duo with his friend Serge Suttel that became the most notorious armed robbers of the early 1970s. But now that Mormon is nearing 60-years-old, he's looking to leave that life behind. But, of course, his old friend gets into some trouble, it puts his retired life with his wife, children and grandchildren at risk when the past comes back to haunt him all over again. We're not sure how soon this project will happen since Espinosa's next project is Child 44 featuring Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman, but we'll keep you posted. Interested?

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  • grimjob
    Ha! Taken Not Stirred, nice.
  • ogre
    i remember when LN used to to good movies.
  • It's Neeson Season!!!! LOL
  • Well, it's better seeing a man who can act doing an action film, rather than somebody who can't?
    • dianeT
      you have a point....i hadn't thought about it that way.
  • Crap. When it said remake, I was hoping for Highlander. He would be prefect for that. Oh well :(
  • Arrby
    Loved Daredevil! I also loved The Shadow. And as far as I can tell, I'm in a tiny minority on those. Ah well. I'm used to loneliness. If they reboot Daredevil, I dare say, they will 'not' get it right. Afleck nailed it. I don't expect him to reprise the role however. Too much time between. Do they know, in a creative, rational, rather than capitalist, sense what they're doing in Hollywood/ Pentagon?
    • Ali
      Affleck has gone on record as saying he will not play another Super-hero again as he totally hated the experience when playing Dare-devil (might have been down to the movie flopping).
      • And then I read this ( I already knew Affleck, like most actors, is a tool. This just sort of made me ill. I don't need to see Affleck again. Although I still say he nailed Daredevil. It figures that he didn't like it. It's gotta be what he likes I guess. If it's too much work and it entertains without propagandizing...
  • Cerone
    Isn't Espinosa doing the adaption of the novel Child 44 right now? Which sounds more promising?




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