Just when you thought Liam Neeson might be hanging up his particular set of skills and getting out of the wronged citizen business, along comes another chance for Action Neeson. In this case, it sounds a lot like he's channeling 1980s action movies with new thriller Hard Powder.
Based on 2014's Norwegian original In Order Of Disappearance, the film finds Neeson as Nels, an upstanding snowplow driver and recipient of Citizen Of The Year prize from his swanky Colorado ski town. But when his son his murdered by a local drug kingpin, a switch flips inside our hero and he goes on a rampage. "Fuelled by an unwavering drive for vengeance and armed with heavy machinery, this unlikely hero sets out to dismantle the cartel with extreme prejudice, and he’s not stopping until he gets to the top of the food chain," says the synopsis, and he'll be up against a well-dressed, vegan Native American mafia boss who drives a Tesla but is only too happy murdering people.
Hans Peter Moland, who directed Disappearance, is back for this one, which has a script from Frank Baldwin, and sounds like it could be a quirkier version of the Liam Neeson Takes Action genre. The cameras will be rolling this March in Canada.
Neeson was most recently seen in Silence and will crop up next in thriller pic The Commuter and Watergate drama Felt.