19. A Walk Among The Tombstones
The success of Taken has seen Liam Neeson’s career take a very unexpected direction, and the 62 year old actor has become one of cinema’s most reliable action stars as a result.
However, A Walk Among The Tombstones promises to be more than just the standard action thriller he’s become known, and while there are elements of them here (Neeson nearly turned down the role as the movie kicks off with a Taken-like phone call), writer/director Scott Frank is hoping to channel some PI stories of old as he adapts one of Lawrence Block’s bestselling mystery novels.
The story follows Neeson’s alcoholic ex-cop as he looks into the kidnapping and murder of a man’s wife and comes face to face with two vicious and twisted killers.