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– by Seth McDonald

 

The trailer for the upcoming film, The Commuter has just hit. The film stars Liam Neeson as Michael Woolrich, a businessman who gets entangled within a criminal conspiracy on his daily commute from work. Vera Farmiga is also in the film playing the part of the villain.

You can check out the official synopsis for The Commuter below:

“In this action-packed thriller, Liam Neeson plays an insurance salesman, Michael, on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding and is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. One that carries life and death stakes, for himself and his fellow passengers.”

The film looks pretty good, and while the first thing that came to my mind was Taken, it was the voice over provided by Neeson that put that thought in my head, but once you get into the trailer, the plot is far different from Taken, and is actually an interesting premise. I have a feeling that Neeson’s character may turn out to be more than the filmmakers are letting on, perhaps a long retired special agent, or something of that nature. Regardless of whatever twists and turns they have in store, it’s a film that looks like will add to the long list of Neeson thrillers.

The film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows), from a screenplay written by  Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi.

The Commuter hits theaters January 12, 2018.

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Source: Lionsgate

  • noahwayne0

    This just looks like “Non stop” but on a train.

  • Saranac

    So does this guy have special set of skills….

    • Kronx

      Looks like the train … has been Taken.

  • SeanDon

    What I liked the most about it was witnessing Liam Neeson branching out and doing a movie unlike anything we’ve ever seen him do before.

    • Moby85

      Lol.

  • Kronx

    Hmmm,

    Overly elaborate plot that will fall apart under the tiniest scrutiny? Check.

    A mystery that has been 99 percent given away by the trailer? Check.

    Kinda weird that it’s so close to Murder on the Orient Express? Check.

    Odds that someone will pitch Trainado to Scyfy network next week? High.

  • TheOct8pus

    Now that Liam Neeson is an action star I hope they do Schindler’s List 2: The Revenge….

    They thought they were saved. They thought the war was over, but it hasn’t ended for ONE MAN. He’ll hunt them down one by one. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring the enemy to justice. Geneva Convention be damned!!

    • Moby85

      If you know the real story he failed at a bunch of businesses, including chicken farming, and the Schindlerjuden ended up financially supporting him until he died.

      • TheOct8pus

        That’s not as exciting as a machine gun-toting, roundhouse-kicking Liam Neeson….it will have to be “insipired” but not “based on” true events….but we can keep the chickens

  • Moby85

    Weird for a guy to go from acclaimed action roles to finishing off his career as an elderly action star. But I guess if he enjoys it.