Since the release of TAKEN back in 2008, Liam Neeson has appeared in dozens of action/thrillers which play into a very particular type of revenge-driven character, and although there have been several occurances of the actor claiming to be done with the genre, he just can’t help returning.
Liam Neeson‘s next venture into the action/thriller genre will be THE MINUTEMAN, which will tell a fast-paced story of a retired Vietnam veteran who finds himself responsible for the life of a young boy who is being hunted by a cartel. Sounds about right. TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE director Robert Lorenz will direct from a script he co-wrote with Chris Charles and Danny Kravitz. “Fans love to see Liam play the highly skilled protector, a role he does better than anyone else as seen in the Taken film series, and Robert has helped bring some of the most celebrated films about an everyman’s journey to becoming a hero to the big screen,” said Jonathan Deckter, President and COO of Voltage Pictures. “This powerful combination gives The Minuteman a critical edge in the international marketplace. We’re thrilled to partner with Zero Gravity’s Tai and Mark and Sculptor’s Warren and Eric to share this visceral story with audiences around the world.” Production on THE MINUTEMAN is set to kick off this September in New Mexico and Ohio.
Liam Neeson will next be seen in MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL as High T, the head of MIB’s UK branch. The upcoming film, which also stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Rebecca Ferguson, will hit theaters June 14, 2019.