3 items from 2015
Liam Neeson’s shift from solid drama actor to all-out action badass came rather late in his acting career. As this Friday sees the release of trilogy-closer, Taken 3, does this mean he might be heading for new waters? By the looks of his next project, the answer to that question is a resounding no. Just because Bryan Mills is retiring (we’ll see) doesn’t mean that Neeson has to relinquish his ass-kicking credentials, as he’ll be carrying on his action-packed antics in The Escapist.
A remake of Rupert Wyatt’s British thriller, Studio Canal are taking the reins on this Americanized take on The Escapist. It’s assumed that Neeson will tackle the role Brian Cox commandeered in the first movie, and it’ll be a change to see him dishing out orders while his lackeys do the heavy lifting.
In the 2009 original, Cox starred as a »
- Gem Seddon
Liam Neeson is attached to star in a remake of The Escapist, the 2009 film that served as the directorial debut of Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Gambler). Sean O'Keefe is writing the screenplay, but no director is attached at this time. It isn't known when production may begin on the StudioCanal action thriller.
The original film The Escapist starred Brian Cox as a convict serving a life sentence, who recruits his fellow inmates to stage a prison break, so he can visit his ailing daughter. Damian Lewis, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Dominic Cooper and Steven Mackintosh rounded out the supporting cast in The Escapist, which helped pave the way for Rupert Wyatt to direct Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Actor Brian Cox revealed to us in a 2011 interview that he was so impressed with Rupert Wyatt's work in The Escapist, that he »
If I’m honest, this film has come out of the blue to me but I’m strangely intrigued as it’s directed by Jon Wright, the man who gave us the brilliant indie hit Grabbers, and has a tremendous cast in Calln McAuliffe, Gillian Anderson And Sir Ben Kingsley all getting involved in the fun.
In Robot Overlords, the adults have lost the war to robots and now the kids must save the world. These overlords rule the streets and the people are locked in their homes, so stepping outside risks being vaporised by an evil Sentry or picked off by a lethal Sniper. Britain is run by a group of kids, led by Callan McAuliffe, but on their heels is robot collaborator Robin Smythe (Sir Ben Kingsley) and his captive, the awesome Gillian Anderson playing Kate.
- Dan Bullock
3 items from 2015
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