Liam Neeson doesn’t have much luck in Europe. His daughter goes there in “Taken” and she gets taken, and he had to kill an awful lot of human traffickers to get her back. In the upcoming film “Unknown,” he travels to Berlin, and awakes after a car wreck to find his identity, well, taken, by another man (Aidan Quinn). Despite his protests, no one believes him, and he grows increasingly frantic, like Harrison Ford in that movie whose name I’m blanking on at the moment. The film opens on February 18, 2011. Here’s the full trailer:
And another bit of Neeson news that dovetails with the Mel Gibson in and out of “The Hangover 2” story: Neeson has been cast in the role originally earmarked for Gibson. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Neeson is a “tattoo artist…one of the characters the guys need to track down during their adventures. The character is described as ‘crazy’ and ‘intense,’ ‘someone you’re afraid to talk to.’ It is unclear if the part will be altered to incorporate Neeson’s sensibilities.” Neeson’s sensibilities? Have they seen “Taken?” Have they seen the trailer for “Unknown?” He’s crazy intense and I’m afraid to talk to him. Especially when he’s hanging out overseas.