‘Unknown’ Trailer: Liam Neeson Back in Action

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:44 am,

Unknown Movie Trailer Unknown Trailer: Liam Neeson Back in Action

Liam Neeson has his action game face on again playing an ordinary man whose identity has been (dare we say it) Taken in the upcoming Noirish flick, Unknown, from director Jaume Collet-Serra.

An official trailer has been released for the paranoia thriller, which was formerly known as Unknown White Male but is now known as, well, the new action pic that stars Neeson, is set in Europe, but isn’t Taken 2.

Neeson stars in Unknown as Dr. Martin Harris, who travels overseas to attend a medical conference in Berlin with his wife Elizabeth (January Jones of Mad Men fame). While in Germany, the couple grabs a cab ride from a woman named Gina (Diane Kruger), which results in a crash that leaves Martin in a coma for four days. When the medical man awakens from his comatose state, he finds that not only does Elizabeth seemingly no longer know who he is, but that a mysterious man (Aiden Quinn) has assumed Martin’s identity.

The Unknown trailer does raise some significant questions, like: Why do Americans that travel to Europe in movies always seem to get involved in complicated espionage plots? Did Dr. Harris spend part of his time in medical school learning how to beat up potential assassins and engage in deadly car chases? And why is Frank Langella wearing the same fedora he had on in last year’s bizarre thriller, The Box?

Check out what we mean by watching the Unknown trailer below:

Collet-Serrra does not have a great track record as a director (he helmed the so-so House of Wax remake and the borderline silly thriller Orphan as well) and Unknown looks to be very much a standard conspiracy thriller in the vein of older, better films like Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest or even Roman Polanski’s Frantic, which starred Harrison Ford.

Neeson is very good at kickin’ butt in movies (especially when they’re set overseas) and he, Jones, and Kruger are all easy on the eyes, which should help convince moviegoers to take a chance on Unknown. The film will be released in the U.S. on February 18th, 2011, so there probably won’t be anything that’s much better playing at your local theater anyway.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Oh man! Now thats what a Liam Neeson movie should be like!

  2. Im excited! He still needs to play Moses if they ever do a reboot on the 10 commandments!

  3. does any of this explain why he can fight like he does in taken?

      • *Neeson

  4. Well it looks like Liam is back to save the Jan/Feb months, 2 of the worst months at the movie theaters. He did it before with TAKEN and now it looks like UNKNOWN will be next years TAKEN so to speak.

    Could Liam Neeson be one of the more underrated action actors these days?

  5. Diane Krueger as the most gorgrous cabbie in the world? :D

    This plot has been overdone, but honestly, i like Liam. He’s a machine. I’ll probably see it anyway.

  6. Haha. Coooool. The only thing that was missing was “Release the Kraken!!!”

  7. I’m not sure, the plot seems like it can be very contrived, I’ll have to wait for the reviews on this one. But it does look interesting, but personally would rather see Taken 2… :-)

  8. Shut uuup!! This looks excellent. Huuuge fan of “Taken”, so this is just right for me. Liam doing his angry man thing plus January and Diane.
    One of the most enjoyable scenes for me in “Basterds” was the bar scene with Diane. Normally when you hear spoken German (I speak German b.t.w) it can sound rough. When Diane spoke it, it was as if I was hearing it for the first time. Wonderful “High” German, just beautiful to listen too…er, I digress.

  9. Taken was the best action flick of the past decade. This looks fun.

  10. Think it should be good but too much in the trailer Im guessing he is a spy Doctor is his cover he is in accident and was replaced by another

  11. Am I the only one who thinks this movie will go in some sort of a Bourne Idendity direction. When you hear him say ‘i didn’t forget everything’ you immediatly have youre answer on the questions asked in the review. Mark my words, it’s some sort of spionage conspiracy movie.