Liam Neeson's Cold Pursuit could be the Irishman's best movie since Taken

Liam Neeson's Cold Pursuit could be the Irishman's best movie since Taken

LIAM NEESON is back with a brand-new revenge thriller in the grand tradition of Taken.

The only difference is that, this time around, it might actually be better than Taken.

Over the past decade, Neeson has carved out a niche for himself as Hollywood's go-to guy for fast-paced thrillers fronted by an ageing action star.

While others like Kevin Costner, Sean Penn and Bruce Willis have all tried to ape the Irishman's efforts, none have managed to capture the same magic in a bottle.

There's just something unmistakeably authentic about the idea of Neeson as a super-skilled, one-man army capable of killing you in a split-second.

Even so, Neeson's attempts at recapturing the magic of Taken hasn't always gone to plan.

Taken 2 and Taken 3 were tired retreads of the old format while for every enjoyable effort like The Grey, there was another film amounting to little more than Taken on a plane (Non-Stop) and Taken on a train (The Commuter).

But Neeson looks to have got things back on track - pardon the pun - with his latest effort, Cold Pursuit.

A remake of the dark Scandinavian thriller "In Order Of Disappearance" starring Stellan Skarsgård, the first trailer for this snowbound effort has just landed.

Neeson plays Nelson Coxman, a family man and snow-plougher living with his wife and son out in a town out in the Rocky Mountains.

However, when his son is found dead in an apparent heroin overdose, Coxman suspects foul play and soon discovers a group of drug dealers were behind his untimely demise.

It's not long before Neeson's character is gearing up to take down the criminal gang.

A classic revenge thriller on the surface, Cold Pursuit is notable for its dark humourous streak, which shines through in the first trailer.

It allows Neeson to deliver some brilliantly deadpan humour and deadly justice as part of a film that delivers all the usual action his fans have become accustomed to.

The Irishman is ably supported too with a cast that includes Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum, Tom Bateman and William Forsythe.

Cold Pursuit is due to arrive in cinemas in February 2019 and it might just be Neeson's best action movie since Taken.