Liam Neeson comes to Beijing to promote "The Commuter"
Liam Neeson in Beijing on March 20, 2018 to promote his upcoming thriller.[Photo: China Plus]
Actor Liam Neeson was in Beijing recently to promote his new thriller "The Commuter".
In the film, Neeson plays a former police officer whose daily commute turns into a nightmare when a mysterious woman asks him for help. The tense and gripping events that follow will affect the lives of all the passengers on the train.
"The Commuter" is the fourth time the actor has teamed up with Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra, who he describes as a meticulous and high-energy filmmaker.
"His homework before he starts shooting is meticulous, so when we were on set, everything moved quite smoothly and fast. And I like to work quite fast, especially with a thriller. With a thriller, you have to keep up the energy; you have to keep the momentum going."
At the promotional event for the film, Neeson also talked about an encounter at the Shanghai Film Festival that would mark another step forward in his long and successful career.
"It's funny China changes my cinematic life. Seriously, when I was in Shanghai, attending the film festival, I mentioned with my wife I met Luc Besson, the French director-producer who had this script called'Taken'. And he and I talked about it. And I got offered this part 'Taken', which became very successful, and Hollywood then started seeing me in a different light."
"The Commuter" is due for release in China on March 30.