CATEGORIES Action, Thrillers, Casting, Mystery & Suspense, Warner Brothers, Newsstand, Movie News, CinematicalI do believe the entire movie-going world is pleased that Liam Neeson has shed his fondness for soft-spoken mentor roles, and gone completely and utterly badass. Taken seems to have propelled him to the top of the man-crush list, and now he's just racking up fierce fights right and left. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the latest to get a Neeson throwdown is Unknown White Male, a role he was rumored to be circling just a few short weeks ago.
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and scripted by Karl Gajdusek, Unknown centers on a a doctor who is enjoying a trip to Berlin with his wife. A car accident leaves him in a coma, and when he wakes up, he discovers he's been replaced in his life by another man. (A lookalike? Or just one of those "I've always been Dr. Smith" switcharoos?) Naturally, this replacement Neeson has sinister intentions, and it's up to the good version to discover just what the hell is going on. Presumably, it will involve much violence on the continent. (I'm beginning to think this Irishman is trying to tell us something about what happens when you travel there.)
Shooting is scheduled to begin this January, fresh on the heels of Clash of the Titans, and The A-Team. I feel compelled to mention that missing from that list is the Lincoln biopic he's done so much research for. I humbly suggest he use it and his new talent for combat to tackle Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.