For a 62 year old Liam Neeson does a grand job in showcasing the cry that the senior acting fraternity can still kick ass in action movies and in A Walk Among The Tombstones the magic has never left him.
In the film’s first official UK trailer we find the giant Irish actor gets another chance to show off those ‘particular skills’ in a book based on the best-selling book by Lawrence Block, A Walk Among the Tombstones. Neeson plays ex-NYPD cop Matt Scudder an alcoholic turned unlicensed private detective who agrees to help a local heroin crime boss(Dan Stevens) to get to the centre of the person who is killing addicts. Scudder is willing to go where the local Police are willing to go to get results even if its means becoming a monster himself.
Whilst seeing Neeson in a action role is not new news these days however A Walk Among The Tombstones feels it has a dark, grittier edge to it’s tone. The trailer also plays up to the importance of good song choice for a film with an eerie rendition of the Soundgarden song ‘Black Hole Sun’. If your waiting for that film that will see one of Neeson’s character go above 12A rating Bryan Mills, this film may deliver that promise of something a little more sicker than we expect.
A Walk Among The Tombstones will arrive in UK on 19th September and co-stars Ruth Wilson, Boyd Holbrook and David Harbour.
Formerly a detective with the NYPD, now a recovering alcoholic haunted by regrets, Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson) has a lot to make up for. When a series of kidnappings targeting the city’s worst drug criminals escalates to grisly murder, the circuit’s ruthless leader convinces Scudder to find the culprits and bring them to bloody justice. Working as an unlicensed private detective, Matt sees what the police don’t see and treads where they most fear to. Operating just outside the law to track down the monsters responsible, Scudder stops just short of becoming one himself.