Liam Neeson to Lead Ridley Scott Produced Action Thriller 'Narco Sub'
After joining the Navy in Peter Berg's action adaptation of the board game Battleship, it looks like Liam Neeson is getting back in uniform again (kind of). The Wrap reports the Taken and Run All Night star is being eye to lead Narco Sub, a drug-trafficking thriller that was once going to be directed by the late Tony Scott before his tragic death in 2012. Since then, filmmakers like Doug Liman and Antoine Fuqua have flirted with the project, but none of them have stuck with it. And now it will be "Game of Thrones" helmer Brian Kirk directing the film for 20th Century Fox and producers Ridley Scott and Simon Kinberg.
The story follows a notorious Ecuadorian drug lord who forces a disgraced American naval officer to navigate a cocaine-packed submarine past the U.S. Coast Guard. the title refers to the custom-made ocean-going self-propelled submersible vessel built by drug traffickers to smuggle drugs, usually from Colombia to Mexico. Since Neeson recently said he only has a couple more years of doing action thrillers, this could be one of the last times we see Neeson in a film like this (which is fine by me). Kirk has directed episodes in some of the most acclaimed TV series, such as "Boardwalk Empire" and "Luther," but this will only be his second feature film. Stay tuned to see how this one develops.