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It may not have been everybody’s cup of tea, but Jaume Collet-Serra’s 2009 film "Orphan" was bold and bonkers enough that it made us sit up and pay a little more attention to the director, whose previous efforts had been a “House of Wax” remake and “Goal II: Living the Dream.” He followed “Orphan” with last year’s Liam Neeson vehicle/”Taken” cash-in “Unknown,” and it looks like Collet-Serra enjoyed being in the Neeson business.

The Catalan director looks set to sign on to Joel Silver’s Neeson-starring thriller “Non-Stop,” which takes place on an international flight on which Neeson is forced into shutting down a grave threat (probably swarthy foreigners). Of course, that sounds terribly derivative, but we always think there’s some potential in any of these stripped-back action flicks that can be described as “Die Hard on a…” In Neeson, the project has (and we still »

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