Action star Liam Neeson has once again partner up with director Jaume Collet-Serra, this time telling the story of an insurance salesman who finds himself in the midst of a criminal conspiracy when a mysterious woman (Vera Farmiga) offers a grand prize to do one thing, find the secret passenger who doesn’t belong.
The film marks the fourth time Neeson asa Collet-Serra have worked together, with Unknown, Non-Stop, and Run All Night being the firsts. But if Neeson sticks to his word, then it will be the final time we see their names side by side each other on the credits. As he’s said over the last year or so, he’s done with action thrillers because he feels he’s getting too old and audiences won’t believe his age anymore. Come on dude, we could care less about that. You’re the only guy we want in these movies!
On top of that, Collet-Serra is also being a name being sought out by studios. His most recent film The Shallows was a surprise hit last year and showed a lot of strong attributes studios are looking for in their blockbuster universes. Warner Bros. had him tapped for Suicide Squad 2 until he stepped down. It wouldn’t be surprising to hear his name attached to some kind of blockbuster franchise or superhero universe very soon.
Check out the first trailer below and after doing so, let me know your thoughts below. Are you going to miss Neeson’s action movies? How does his finale look? The Commuter arrives in theaters on January 12th, 2018 and also stars Patrick Wilson and Sam Neill.
Liam Neeson plays an ordinary businessman on his daily commute home – a commute that becomes anything but routine as he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding and he is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that has life and death consequences.