Joe Carnahan (The Grey) tweets that he and his brother have started writing the script for Nemesis. The comic film based on the series from Mark Millar focuses on the premise of a psychotic villain who has the training and resources of Batman. This villain takes on the greatest cops in the world once a year which leaves a massive body count and a city in ruins. Liam Neeson had been rumored for the hotshot cop lead of Blake Morrow.
Yesterday we learned that Jeff Wadlow will be writing and directing Kick-Ass 2 which called into question his involvement the director of Non-Stop. The new Liam Neeson actioner has him playing another grizzled badass forced to bring the noise during a threat on an international flight. ShowBlitz reports that Jaume Collet-Serra is now in talks with Dark Castle to take over directing duties. Jaume has previously worked with Neeson on the action film The Unknown.
Variety repots that Liam Neeson (The Grey, Taken 2) is set to continue his legacy as a grizzled badass with the action thriller Non-Stop. The film centers on a worn-out air marshall who has to tackle a threat on an international flight. It will be directed by Jeff Wadlow (Cry Wolf, Never Back Down) with Joel Silver producing with his production company Dark Castle which also made Neeson’s Unknown.
Deadline is now confirming that Russell Crowe will indeed play the title role in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. The biblical epic is based on the graphic novel co-written by Darren himself and was adapted by John Logan (Last Samurai, Skyfall, Gladiator). It will start production this July but has yet to cast any of the other roles even though Liam Neeson had been wanted for a role.
Variety reports that Russell Crowe is now in negotiations with Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) to take on the lead role in his bibical epic Noah. Crowe had been rumored for the part for weeks along with a unnamed role being eyed for Liam Neeson. The Gladiator has had a few bumps with the last couple of films but I would shocked if Noah doesn’t end up getting Russell back in the awards race.