At 72 years old, legendary director Martin Scorsese is still churning out hits, with his last film, The Wolf of Wall Street, earning over $392 million worldwide and earning five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. The filmmaker recently wrapped production on his next film, Silence, starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Ken Watanabe, which hits theaters next year. Fans can see him in front of the camera in the new thriller Campus Code, which is currently available through Digital HD and VOD platforms such as Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vimeo, Vudu, and Xfinity as well as On Demand with Charter, DirecTV, Verizon and Vubiquity. Today we have an exclusive clip that helps set up this unique plot, while showcasing Martin Scorsese's cameo.
After Ari (Jesse McCartney) falls from a 13-story building and walks away without a scratch, a group of students begin to sense something is amiss on their college campus. »
We already knew it was happening, but now we have a timescale. Following up the stonking original with some alacrity, John Wick 2 will rage into production in the autumn of this year. Keanu Reeves, directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, and producer Basil Iwanyck are all returning for more mayhem.“We have ideas for days and without blinking twice we know we can outdo the action from the original,” Stahelski said a couple of months ago. “It’s the matter of story and how much you like the character. That’s always the most important. If there’s great action but you have a character that no-one likes and doesn’t have charisma you’re not going to watch it. Look at any great action star, whether it’s Harrison Ford or Liam Neeson or Robert Downey Jr., pick a name, you love the guy first. Good action, bad action, »
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" is doing the classic "Mean Tweets" segment differently this time. This whole week is Mean Tweets Week with celebrities stopping by to read mean tweets live on stage, a few at a time, as opposed to taping them in advance and airing them in one segment. (Ratings bait!) On Monday, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristen Bell and Jeff Bridges read off tweets. Tuesday night, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Bette Midler, and Liam Neeson read off mean tweets. The Rock had a great response to his tweet and Bette's wasn't even that mean. Liam had a kinda cute little defeated walk-off after his mean tweet. Poor little Liam. Where's »
- Gina Carbone
Back in February, filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch revealed that they are developing a sequel to their sleeper hit John Wick. The original action-thriller didn't exactly set the box office on fire, earning just $78.7 million worldwide from a $20 million budget, but it was a big hit with critics, with an 85% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In May, Lionsgate confirmed that John Wick 2 is happening, with Keanu Reeves set to return as the title character, with writer-directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski set to return, along with their co-writer Derek Kolstad. Lionsgate still hasn't set a release date for the sequel yet, but today, the production company Thunder Road Films announced in a press release for a different project entitled Outlaws Inc., courtesy of Rama Screen, the production will begin this fall. While no story details have been given yet, David Leitch and Chad Stahelski teased earlier this year »
Liam Neeson is one busy fella! His latest suspense-thriller, The Commuter, will find him starring as a normal businessman who gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy that affects him and his fellow commuters, according to Deadline. The role will be a departure for him, in that he won't be able to draw upon "a particular set of skills," as he did in the Taken movies that made him a worldwide action star. Since the first installment in 2008, Neeson has displayed his action chops in Clash of the Titans, The A-Team, Unknown, The Grey, Wrath of the Titans, Battleship, Non-Stop, and Run All Night, and he's also set to star in upcoming action pictures such as The Returner and A Willing Patriot. Now, not all those movies have been straightforward action movies. Joe...
- Peter Martin
Pierre Morel’s 2008 cult actioner Taken really is the gift that keeps on giving for Liam Neeson. Barely a week has passed since we brought you the news that the Northern Irish acting vet signed on to topline Ruben Fleischer’s action-comedy The Revenger, and Deadline reports that Neeson is now on the cusp of joining another genre piece in the form of The Commuter.
Remaining in the wheelhouse of one-word action titles for the time being, the actor’s latest venture is to be scripted by Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi, placing Neeson in the shoes of an unassuming businessman looking to make ends meet in New York City when, suddenly, he’s caught up in the middle of a criminal conspiracy. If you’re a fan of the star’s renaissance as a bona fide action star, you can probably guess where we’re heading with this one. »
- Michael Briers
Movie News - Liam Neeson is confirmed for the lead role in 'The Commuter', the upcoming movie is being billed a a suspense thriller. The 63-year-old actor is sticking to his favourite genre and will play the lead role in Studiocanal's latest offering. The story is based on a businessman who is on his daily commute home when he accidently gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy. Liam's character springs into action when his life and the lives of the people on his commute are threatened. The Irish actor is a regular face in suspense thrillers having been seen in 'Taken 3' and Warner Bros.' 'Run All Night' earlier this year. Other upcoming credits for the actor include Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' and 'When a Monster Calls' both due to hit screens next year. Meanwhile, the 'Taken' franchise is to be made into a NBC TV series. »
The Northern Irish actor will play a businessman who becomes embroiled in a criminal conspiracy on his journey home
Liam Neeson will star as a businessman who finds himself caught up in a criminal conspiracy in the suspense thriller The Commuter, reports Deadline.
The new film continues the Ballymena-born actor’s run in starring roles following the box-office success of the action trilogy, Taken, which has grossed more than $900m worldwide. The Commuter, which will shoot in New York next spring, is being set up by the same team of producers who oversaw Neeson’s recent thrillers Non-Stop and Unknown.
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- Ben Child
Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman, who worked with Neeson on both Unknown and Non-Stop, are again set to produce the film, which will see Neeson play “a businessman on his daily commute home, who unwittingly gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy. It threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.”
Shooting on the film is set to begin next Spring, but no release date has been set.
Amongst Neeson’s newest projects is his latest collaboration with director Martin Scorsese (Gangs of New York) on Silence, the Seventeenth century-set drama which co-stars Andrew Garfield (99 Homes) and Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and is set for release in 2016.
- Scott J. Davis
Liam Neeson has signed on to star in a new action-thriller entitled The Commuter, according to a report from Deadline. The project doesn't have a director in place yet, but production is scheduled to begin in New York sometime this coming spring. StudioCanal is providing the financing, with The Picture Company producing.
The story, written by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi, follows a businessman (Liam Neeson) who unwillingly gets embroiled in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. This sinister plot not only endangers his life, but also the lives of several other commuters around him. We first reported on The Commuter way back in 2010, when Olatunde Osunsanmi (The Fourth Kind) signed on to direct, but that was the last we heard about the project.
Two high-profile actors are looking to board a promising new thriller. We just mentioned The Girl on the Train earlier today when talking about the Liam Neeson movie The Commuter — Girl is based on the novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins, and follows a woman whose problems haunt her after she is pulled […]
- Russ Fischer
Plot revolves around a businessman on his daily commute home, who unwittingly gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy. It threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him. Production is set to start sometime next spring.
Studiocanal will finance the pic.
- Justin Kroll
Neeson will star as a businessman who gets stuck in the midst of a criminal conspiracy on his journey home.
Meanwhile, Neeson's movie franchise Taken is being turned into a TV series by NBC and will serve as a prequel to the films.
The actor won't be involved in the project, though. »
Liam Neeson may not end up in the TV version of one of his most famous movie roles, but the actor is carrying on in the thriller mode that has defined the last few years of his career. Now, Liam Neeson… is… The Commuter! That relatively underwhelming title decorates the front page of a script about […]
The post Liam Neeson Finds New Thrills in ‘The Commuter’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
It's kind of amazing that this far into his "Taken" launched renaissance, Liam Neeson has managed to skirt self-parody with his string of action thrillers. Granted, they haven't been very good, but they all deliver exactly what they promise—rote action, grizzled one liners—and are competently enough made they don't dip into camp. And it's keeping the lights on, and the bread buttered, so why should Neeson change up the playbook? Thus, he's got another movie on deck that will sound ridiculously familiar. Read More: It Will Be Liam Neeson Vs. A Terrorist In 'A Willing Patriot' Deadline reports that the actor will star in "The Commuter." Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi have penned this one about a businessman who finds his life, and those of his loved ones, threatened by a criminal conspiracy! What will happen next? Well, I don't have the script, but something tells me »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Liam Neeson only just signed on for The Revenger, which seems likely to spoof the action films he’s become known for in recent years. Before that, though, he’ll be starring in The Commuter, which, if you ask us, sounds even more like a comic take on punch-ups.The new film, however, which has a script from Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi, is more of a suspense thriller. Set to shoot in New York next spring (a director has yet to sign on), the plot finds Neeson as a businessman on his daily commute home – probably by train if it’s NYC, but he could have splashed out cash for a cab – who becomes caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not just his life, but everyone around him… The fact that it’s not listed as an action thriller means he probably won’t be using his fists all the time, »
Exclusive: Liam Neeson has scheduled his next vehicle. He’ll star in The Commuter, a suspense-thriller written by Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi. Studiocanal is financing, and The Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce with StudioCanal. They all worked with Neeson on the thrillers Non-Stop and Unknown. In The Commuter, which will shoot in New York in the spring, Neeson will play a businessman on his daily commute home who unwittingly gets caught… »
The biggest selling point of the upcoming twenty-fourth James Bond film "Spectre" is of course the return of the titular evil organisation last seen over four decades ago.
What isn't as clear, though heavily suggested, has been the return of the group's iconic villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld. While Christoph Waltz plays the villain in "Spectre," a character named Franz Oberhauser, it has long been suspected the name is a bluff along the lines of Liam Neeson's Henri Ducard in "Batman Begins" or Benedict Cumberbatch's John Harrison in "Star Trek Into Darkness".
The film's director Sam Mendes has partly addressed those rumors in a new interview with Empire, saying:
"The B-word! We talk about it all the time. It's the great figure from the Bond vault, as it were. There was this big spectre hanging over the movie and the franchise, which is Blofeld, and what happened to the supervillain. »
- Garth Franklin
Neeson will play a businessman on his daily commute home who unwittingly gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy. It threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Liam Neeson's "Taken" thriller performed so well at the box office that it spawned two sequels and making the actor an action star. Now comes word that the franchise is heading to television. The plan is to make a prequel series that will focus on a young Bryan Mills. NBC is skipping the pilot step and has signed a straight-to-series agreement. A writer is currently being searched for. In the series, Bryan Mills, the character played by Neeson in the movies, is a young man with no wife and kids. It will focus on how Mills acquired his "very particular set of skills" to become the tough guy that we all know. The bizarre thing is that the series will be set in modern day and not decades earlier. »
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