Do you all remember in 2017 when Liam Neeson declared he was retiring from making action films? Well, it looks like the prolific actor didn’t get his own memo, because he’s back for another vengeful quest. And maybe that’s a good thing, because Cold Pursuit looks like it could be a good, no frills action movie.
We’ve got the trailer for you, so check that out, then get your fill of more Cold Pursuit info after it:
COLD PURSUIT, an action thriller infused with irreverent humor, stars Liam Neeson as Nels Coxman, a family man whose quiet life with his wife (Laura Dern) is upended following the mysterious death of their son. Nels’ search for justice turns into a vengeful hunt for Viking (Tom Bateman), a drug lord he believes is connected to the death. As one by one each of Viking’s associates “disappear,” Nels goes from upstanding citizen to ice-cold vigilante, letting nothing – and no one – get in his way.
The unique spin for this particular “man with a gun” Liam Neeson outing is that he’s playing a man out of his depth. Unlike the talented killer with a “particular set of skills” from the Taken series, his character in Cold Pursuit is just an average, everyday working man who feels compelled to take the law into his own hands- and it doesn’t look like it’ll always go smoothly.
People like to dismiss simplistic action movies like these, acting like they’re the product of a bygone era. But there’s a certain charm in these kinds of films, as long as they deliver the requisite thrills, and some compelling characters and set pieces.
Neeson is joined by Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum, and Tom Bateman in this film- which was directed by Hans Petter Molland.
Cold Pursuit arrives, fittingly, in the dead of winter: February 8th.