Saturday, 25 March 2017

Liam Neeson set for revenge thriller Hard Powder

Just when you thought Liam Neeson (Taken) might be hanging up his particular set of skills and getting out of the wronged citizen business, along comes another action thriller. News arrives via Variety that he is set to join Hans Peter Moland's (In Order Of Disappearance) Hard Powder.

Based on Norwegian original In Order Of Disappearance (2014), 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 is 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 will 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 is back for this one, which has a script from Frank Baldwin (The Run), and cameras are set to roll this month in Canada.

Neeson was most recently seen in Martin Scorsese's Silence (2016) and will crop up next in regular collaborator Jaume Collet-Serra's (Unkonwn) latest thriller The Commuter and Watergate drama Felt.

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