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).
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 marshal (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.
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).
Non-Stop opens in U.S. theaters on February 28th, 2014.
Culled from ScreenRant with credits to Sandy Schaefer for the write up.
I have seen the trailer and like stated earlier in the post, the trailer has practically given away most of the plot but still won’t stop me from checking it out. Adding this to my movie calendar. So share your thoughts with your comments.
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