Watch: Liam Neeson Loses His Identity in First 'Unknown' Trailer
by Alex Billington
October 21, 2010
"There is no Martin Harris. He doesn't exist." Whoa! Apparently this is was a very popular script around town years ago that finally got made. Unknown, shortened from the original title Unknown White Male, stars Liam Neeson as a man who takes up from a coma to find out that his identity has been stolen and that not even his wife recognizes him. The cast also includes January Jones, Diane Kruger, Frank Langella, Aidan Quinn. This has kind of a Taken mashed with Bourne Identity feel to it, with a little hint of Mission: Impossible. For a moment I thought it was going suddenly go sci-fi, but it looks like a great action thriller.
Watch the first official trailer for Jaume Collet-Serra's Unknown from YouTube:
You can also watch the Unknown official trailer in High Definition on Yahoo
Unknown, originally called Unknown White Male, is directed by up-and-coming Spanish filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra, who got his start making music videos and TV commercials first and then went on to direct the House of Wax remake in '05 and Orphan. The screenplay was co-written by Oliver Butcher (Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde) and Stephen Cornwell (Killing Streets, Marshal Law). This was based Didier Van Cauwelaert's book of the same name, first published in France. This was filmed mostly in and around Berlin, Germany last winter. Warner Bros is bringing Unknown to theaters starting February 18th, 2011 early next year.
Looks Soooooo Good..Better not be short like Taken! taken was way to short and couldve done more! but i like these Roles for Liam, Alex you gotta agree that he is a badass now than he was earlier after Taken
Darren on Oct 21, 2010
I like it. Taken was kinda...bad I mean the ending when he finally saves his daughter was my only favorite part, good not great. But this, this looks excellent, Neeson is looking badass as usual, and the plot seems very good.
Xerxex on Oct 21, 2010
Looks like Taken 2, but who the fuck cares ? Liam Neeson beating the shit ot of bad guys is always fun to watch. He pulls off being a badass so easily.
wrongturn687 on Oct 21, 2010
reason on Oct 21, 2010
Well let me be the first to say this, anything with Liam Neeson in it? I will will watch. And that actually looked like a really great movie.
Aaron on Oct 21, 2010
If I heard that enchanting voice, I'd get my hands off him
LW on Oct 21, 2010
@ xerxex, that's funny. I really liked Taken up until the end where he saves his daughter, thought that scene seemed really "sound stagey" compared to the rest that felt very real location based. This looks way better then Taken, albeit similar and I hope he isn't getting typecast. @ alex b. I also for a second thought it was going to be like the new Matt Damon film "the Adjustment Bureau" or "Dark City"
LINKFX on Oct 21, 2010
Oh no...Screenplay cliche: "Is this some kind of a joke?!"
Cody T on Oct 21, 2010
MiKe M? on Oct 21, 2010
Dammit you know what go ahead and add Liam in the cast for Expendables 2 lol the guy is just bad ass
Terry the Saint on Oct 21, 2010
LINKFX the film sways in so many directions its hard to find someone to agree on certain parts.
Xerxex on Oct 21, 2010
guys, it's liam neeson..........i'm IN!! and BTW - i think the movie looks great.
beavis on Oct 21, 2010
he was some kind of spy undercover as a doc and now he thinks that his undercover live was his real one. then at the end of the trailer he remembers that he is some kind of spy and kicks butts... i think that what the plot is like
dudle on Oct 21, 2010
Ben1275 on Oct 21, 2010
Hell yeah... I LOVE Liam Neeson in action-star mode.
Kevin on Oct 21, 2010
@1:43 and 2:06, Thats Hitler from Downfall (Der Untergang)!!!! Bruno Ganz, he's the "do these mean anything to you?" guy. much calmer in this film i see.......
Ari on Oct 21, 2010
@ #13 - I thought the same exact thing.
Zac on Oct 21, 2010
When this was called Unknown White Male I thought it was the movie version of the fucking riveting docu from 2005, I'm glad it isn't. Seriously get a hold of that documentary, you're in for a treat.
carlos on Oct 21, 2010
Somewhere, Harrison Ford is screaming, "Give me back my life!"
Nick Sears on Oct 21, 2010
Reminds me of The Net.
whohurtyou on Oct 22, 2010
Like usual, I feel that they showed too much of the film in the trailer. If they just kept everything about "a conspiracy" quiet, that would have been a nice surprise. But why sell the plot, while you can sell Liam being a Dr. that knows how to fight...
L on Oct 22, 2010
Will watch. throat Punch!
Crapola on Oct 22, 2010
It's amazing how Liam Neeson became the most badass dude in town
Darunia on Oct 22, 2010
@20, was thinking the same, but much better obviously 🙂 looks good but stopped watching about half way in. started showing too much, prefer short teasers to be honest
Ross on Oct 22, 2010
It's Hitler! Insta-win.
Robbie on Oct 22, 2010
Now that looks sweet. I agree with #1. I loved Taken but it was too short. This does have that look. I'd be happy to watch Neeson running around a Eurpean city kicking arse anytime. In Taken, there was no confusion as to why he was doing what he was doing. It was pretty straight up. Looking for his daughter. This one seems to add the mystery\conspiracy angle to it as well. Very sold.
jjboldt on Oct 22, 2010
"i didn't forget anything...i trained Chuck Norris" Zbang!
Adrian on Oct 22, 2010
coool!, Im in
krespartan045mrj45 on Oct 22, 2010
YOU DON"T FUCK WITH LIAM NEESON!!
werdnafaz on Oct 22, 2010
Thanks for showing the whole movie
ocp on Oct 22, 2010
YES!!! Liam is back to ass-kicking business ,I'm soooo in!!!!
TumM on Oct 22, 2010
Actually i'm with #ocp. i know that they need to sell more the movie (or would end like "Taken", famous in dvd), but too much was showed. A excellent movie, i'll definitly watch, but i would like with the mistery.
D. on Oct 22, 2010
Liam Neeson kicking ass again?! I'm in. @#27 LOL
JohnDoe on Oct 22, 2010
Nice!! I really love Liam Neeson kicking ass!! And it is way better in this smaller indie movies like Taken and Unknown than in stuff like the A-Team... Looks really really great!
Pedro Lopes on Oct 22, 2010
Liam Neeson is always awesome when he's in ass kicking mode. Taken was awesoe but like some are saying too short. Since this is a conspiracy movie that will probobally take a while to explain we're probobally going to see at least two hours of Liam Neeson kicking ass and taking names. anyways, I'm in
max s. on Oct 22, 2010
I thought January Jones was his daughter until they said she was his wife.
That Awesome Norwegian Dude on Oct 22, 2010
Nr. 27 LOL!!!!
pipo on Oct 23, 2010
"i have not forgotten everything" whammmm one line has all the punch there is to have... i love liam neeson in action this looks to be in par with Taken if not better cant wait to see it
Burak "D'aequitas" on Oct 25, 2010
@#13 dudle, I think you probably nailed it. In those last few seconds of the trailer I was thinking, "Apparently he remembered that he knew how to whoop some ass." That's kind of convenient, though, as opposed to being actually like a normal person and he almost loses and gets killed because it's just so much to go up against. But if the plot is that he's really a spy, it makes for a transition from mystery into action.
JL on Oct 25, 2010
@Alex this film is coming out February 18, 2011 not January 7th, 2011. check out the film's website http://unknownmovie.warnerbros.com/
don on Oct 29, 2010
David 123 on Nov 11, 2010
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