Liam Neeson and kidnappers; that sounds as good as peanut butter and jelly. The two go together well and so far always makes for a great movie. A Walk Among Tombstones sees Neeson playing an ex cop turn unlicensed private eye who helps a drug trafficker after a ransom deal has gone bad. If that sounds like it can be a series of novels, itâ€™s because it is. The character Matt Scudder is from Lawrence Blockâ€™s best selling series of mystery novels that this movie is adapted from.
Neeson takes on the role as a scruffy, down on his luck average Joe like a pro and in typical Neeson fashion his character, turns out to be a bad ass.Â Neeson is getting paid to be Neeson.
The screenplay is written by Scott frank who has a crazy resume: The Wolverine, Marley & Me, Minority Report, Get Shorty and Out of Sight to mention a few. If this movie is half as good as the novels then it should be great.Â Oliver Stone took a stab with Jeff Bridges as Matt Scudder back in 1986’s 8 Million Ways to Die and it was awful.Â From the looks of the trailer, it looks like Hollywood got it right this time.
Watch the official trailer below.
[youtube id=”O6Ttj9tXzCA” width=”633″ height=”356″]