Liam Neeson To Star In Action-Thriller ‘The Minuteman’ | Film News
Liam Neeson is heading back to familiar territory. The man who rebranded himself as an action star in a late-career surge with the Taken trilogy, Non-Stop, Run All Night and The Commuter is set to star in another action-thriller. This one is titled The Minuteman.
Robert Lorenz will direct the film from a script he penned alongside Chris Charles and Danny Kravitz. The film revolves around a retired Vietnam veteran who finds himself responsible for the life of a young boy who is being hunted by the cartel. Voltage Pictures will represent and shop the movie at the Cannes Film Festival.
While Neeson has remained a busy non-action actor, taking on roles in a variety of films such as The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, Silence, and Widows, action films have now become his bread-and-butter. Thus, The Minuteman doesn’t exactly scream excitement considering the basic plot sounds like every other Neeson actioner.
Plus, frequent collaborator Jaume Collet-Serra – often able to wring some juice out of these generic action plots – is nowhere to be seen. Hopefully The Minuteman isn’t destined to become a forgotten title in Neeson’s oeuvre, but we’ll wait and see.
Production on the film is set to begin in September on location in New Mexico and Ohio. Neeson can next be seen in Men In Black: International.