Life has some things that could be seen for certain: death, taxes, and Liam Neeson appearing in annual movies where he beats bad guys to a pulp. The explosive, action-packed trailer for the latest movie can be only revealed by Collider: directed by Mark Williams, Blacklight stars Neeson as Travis Block, a freelance state “fixer” whose family is endangered when Block approaches to reveal the horrible government secrets. These villains obviously never watched Taken, else the fundamental rule they should know: whatever you do, never hurt Neeson’s family.
In the trailer, lotta guns, fistfights, and exploding cars are revealed together with several amazing rejoinders that you’d only enjoy in a thrilling Neeson vehicle. Similar to Taken, an unpredictably tender emotional core is also displayed: consider the scene close to the end of the trailer, where Block has some valuable time with his granddaughter, who lovingly asks “are you a good guy?” (His reaction shows that he barely knows himself.)
Nevertheless, it’s still a fantastic year for fans of shoot ’em up Neeson vehicles: director Martin Campbell’s Memory stars Neeson and Aussie actor Guy Pearce, is available in theaters in April.
See the trailer, and examine the film’s poster (“they’re gonna need more men,” really) below. From February 11, Blacklight exclusively releases in theaters. Does that mean Neeson is fueled on the Valentine’s Days cards? Aidan Quinn and Emmy Raver-Lampman also join Blacklight.
Below is the full synopsis for Blacklight:
Trust, identity and the threat of uncontrolled power push a secret detective to the edge in extreme action thriller Blacklight of director Mark Williams. Travis Block (Neeson) lives and battles in the black. A freelance government “fixer,” Block is a risky man whose tasks have included removing agents out of deep-cover conditions. When Block discovers a dark program named Operation Unity is attacking ordinary residents for motives known only to Block’s boss, FBI chief Robinson (Quinn), he enrolls a journalist’s help (Raver-Lampman); however, his past and present crash when his daughter and granddaughter are in danger. Now Block needs to save his loved ones and reveal the truth for a shot at redemption. Nothing and no one is secure while secrets are concealed in Blacklight.