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Ever since the release of Taken, Liam Neeson has established himself as one of the most popular leading men in the action genre. That reputation has only been enhanced thanks to the likes of Unknown, Non-Stop and Run All Night. But those of you who have been patiently waiting for the next action offering from Liam Neeson are going to have do so a little bit longer, as it has just been announced that the release date for The Commuter has been pushed back.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Lionsgate has delayed the wide release of The Commuter until January 12, 2018. Since It was originally scheduled to open on October 13, 2017, that's only a three-month bump. But for Liam Neeson fans, that's surely going to feel like a lifetime, or the equivalent of an afternoon being tortured by Bryan Mills.
The Commuter will revolve around Liam Neeson's insurance salesman, who, while on his usually daily commute, is forced by a mysterious stranger (Verma Farmiga) to uncover the identity of a passenger before the train's final stop. As well as Verma Farmiga and Liam Neeson, The Commuter will also star Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring) and Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad), while its director is Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows).
This is far from Jaume Collet-Serra and Liam Neeson's first time working together, though. In fact, The Commuter will mark their fourth collaboration in just seven years, after Unknown, Non-Stop and Run All Night. This trifecta returned over $430 million at the box office, too, proving that the duo are quite a formidable cinematic team.
Since we're going to have to wait a few extra months for Liam Neeson's next outing, what better time than to run through some of his greatest action hits. Of course, we have to start off with the then 55-year-old showing the world his mettle in Taken, the final action scene for which you can watch below.
Thought that was a little bit too easy? Well here's Liam Neeson bringing down several passengers, including Corey Stoll and Corey Hawkins, within the constraints of an airplane in Non-Stop.
OK, maybe he was overcome right at the end of the dispute, but that gave him the chance to show off his power of persuasion, too. Obviously that's not quite as entertaining as watching Liam Neeson partake in fisticuffs, though. We'll hopefully get to see plenty of that when The Commuter is finally released on January 12, 2018.