A Walk Among The Tombstones TV Spot – ManlyMovie

A Walk Among The Tombstones TV Spot


Check out two new TV spots for Liam Neeson’s upcoming A Walk Among The Tombstones below.

“Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A Walk Among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime… nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.”

Ever since Taken, people have started to view Liam Neeson as something of an action star, and think when he comes out with a new movie, even if it’s remotely dark, that it’s going to be another Taken or Non Stop.  That’s not the case with his upcoming “A Walking Among The Tombstones” though.  Neeson is keen to stress that the movie, where he plays a former detective recruited to find a kidnapped girl, and  is directed by Scott Frank, is a slower thriller:

“When I first read Scott’s script, I hesitated, because I thought, ‘Here we go, here’s another fucking telephone call, talking to the bad guys.’  So there was a huge question mark before taking it on.”

Frank then convinced him that it was more like old ’70s style thrillers.  “He outlined how he wanted to treat it, very noir-ish, allowing scenes to play out rather than this MTV-style crazed editing, where if a character speaks more than two sentences, the editor gets scared, or the director gets scared that the audience will get bored.”

Frank then told Neeson to to watch the likes of “Klute” or “The Verdict” for inspiration and a feel of things to come.  So this could very well be a winner.

A Walk Among The Tombstones is released September 19th and is distributed by Universal Studios.  It’s looking to be a good September for Manly Movies, with this and The Equalizer alone giving the month two good bouts of mandom, better than this month anyway.

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