Liam Neeson to Lead 'Gang Story' Remake from 'Safe House' Director
by Ethan Anderton
April 22, 2013
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 film 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?