‘Non-Stop’ Trailer: Liam Neeson Battles an Evil Text Messenger on a Plane

Published 9 months ago by , Updated March 8th, 2014 at 5:35 pm,

You’d think Liam Neeson would know better than to get on a plane after what happened in The Grey, but that’s not the case with his latest starring vehicle, Non-Stop. The movie reunites Neeson with his director on Unknown, Jaume Collet-Serra, in what appears to be their second project featuring a Hitchcockian premise; that is, as brought to life through the conventions of a modern action/thriller.

The Non-Stop trailer (pun not intended) highlights a few of the stylistic choices that Serra made, in an effort to heighten the sense of cinematic kinetics (translation: make things more interesting visually) during the sequences that take place within the constricted space of the movie’s central airplane set piece (see: text message conversations unfold across the screen). As such, while it seems as though Non-Stop will, in some ways, amount to Flightplan remade as a standard Liam Neeson action flick (not at all a bad thing, mind you), this new title seems like more fun and more stylishly realized to boot.

Story-wise, the trailer spells things out pretty clearly – in addition to, once again, being a case of a preview seeming to give away too much in advance. Neeson headlines as Bill Marks, a gruff air marshall (looking forward to retirement, no doubt) who must spring to action on an international flight from New York City to London, after he begins receiving text messages from some mystery party with demands that he make the government transfer $150 million to an off-shore account – otherwise, a passenger will be killed for every 20 minutes that passes until he does as much.

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Right off the bat, you get the feeling that the Non-Stop story and script – written by lesser-knowns Ryan Engle, John W. Richardson and Christopher Roach – is probably quite pulpy (read: strains credibility), but that’s part and parcel for this kind of genre fare. Besides, even weaker Neeson action vehicles tend to offer enough in the way of decent entertainment value. Not to mention, Serra appears to have found his niche in directing these kinds of action B-movies, as he is in the middle of filming another one starring Neeson right now (titled Run All Night).

Rounding out the supporting cast for Non-Stop is Julianne Moore (Carrie (2013)), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels), Nate Parker (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) and Scoot McNairy (Argo).

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Non-Stop opens in U.S. theaters on February 28th, 2014.

Source: iTunes Movie Trailers

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  1. Looks pretty damn good! definitely watching this.

  2. To be honest…this looks pretty damn good. “Taken on a Plane”

  3. The movie looks awesome but I just want to know who kept pressing that flight attendant button over and over again. Plus that was the chikc from Downton Abbey.

    • The ginger chick, Julianne Moore

  4. Finally!!! Really looking forward to this! Looks better than Unknown which was enjoyable but didnt have much in the way of action. Looking forward to their third collaboration as well.

  5. This film looks badass. Best trailer I’ve seen in a while.

  6. What you see it what you get. I get it. I’ll get it.

    I thought Unknown by Jaume Collet-Serra was
    better than the Taken films. This may be too.

  7. I sighed when I read the article but the trailer surprised me, looks very watchable. Might catch it on a flight next year?

  8. The second Taken film was awful! having his daughter through grenades off a roof so he could work out where he was?? terrible just urgh. Unknown was better than both those films IMO.

  9. A film with Liam Neeson. Of course I will go to the cinema to watch it. He is a great actor. His performance in ‘The Grey’ was great.

  10. Looks like a good ol’ Liam Neeson popcorn film. I’m onboard!

  11. After Taken, I’ll trust Liam in anything.

    • Taken 2 was horrible though.

  12. Luckily this trailer didn’t give away who the antagonist is, because it gave away pretty much everything else. I was really intrigued by it, then it showed too much and I had to stop watching.

  13. I’d like to see it in cinemas but I can wait. I just saw the whole movie besides the reveal in this trailer.

  14. Looks great!

  15. Hollywood is still not off the Teal/Orange wagon, I see… when will it stop?

  16. I’ll watch any Liam Neeson action film.. he’s that good …this looks awesome.

  17. this reminds me of the ryan gosling movie on the train cant remember the name

    • i mean jake gyllenhaal

      • Source Code. :)

  18. Tooken with Liam Niesens! Have you seen that? Liam Nieseens in Tooken! Dog that’s my sh111t!

  19. Yes, I would watch it but it is not good. This movie is a bad influence and can teach the terrorist or bad person try to do something anew for the attack in the future. Just a concerning, thats all. Oh boy. Anyway, I will watch it anyway.

  20. Don’t text on the plane. That’s Terrible.

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