Jaume Collet-Serra reunites with Liam Neeson for The Commuter

Jaume Collet-Serra and Liam Neeson

by James White |
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When Liam Neeson needs someone to call the shots, kicks and punches for his action films, he's usually, outside of the Taken franchise at, least, turned to one man: Jaume Collet-Serra. And so the duo behind the likes of Unknown and Run All Night is getting back together for Neeson's latest thriller, The Commuter.

While a movie about Neeson as a frustrated traveller at the mercy of the Central Line's machinations or (for a more American audience) stuck on Los Angeles' dreaded 405 probably wouldn't be all that exciting, the film will actually see him as a businessman returning home from a day's work who unwittingly gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not only his life, but that of those around him. Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi cooked up the idea and have written the script, and Serra is now on board to direct and act as executive producer.

So get ready for Neeson – who has been saying he wants to step back from the punch-packed movies that have dotted his CV of late – to once more lumber into action against bad guys. Serra, meanwhile, is working on The Shallows, which finds Blake Lively as a young woman stranded in the ocean clinging to a buoy while a great white shark circles in the water between her and the safety of the shore. Bet she wishes Neeson was around to help...

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