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Joel Silver talks about a potential sequel to Non-Stop with Liam Neeson

06.11.2014

NON-STOP represents the latest in a string of movies that have typecast the great Liam Neeson as the angry, middle-aged hero with a vendetta and a particular set of skills. Whether it be TAKEN, UNKNOWN, or NON-STOP, Neeson has taken to the late career resurgence in stride. TAKEN has already spawned a sequel and another is on the way to complete the trilogy. But what about NON-STOP?

UNKNOWN and NON-STOP producer Joel Silver was directly asked about a potential second movie for Neeson's air marshall Bill Marks. Here is what he told Entertainment Weekly.

I need to think of a way to put them in an equal situation. But when I make a sequel I like to replicate the experience, not replicate the movie. I’m not going to put them on a plane again, of course. He has a touch of Sherlock Holmes in that he has to figure out what’s going on and then he has to figure out how to solve it. I think that character’s a great character and we’ll try to figure something else to do. I haven’t thought about it yet. But I have to, sooner or later.

The box office returns for Neeson's vendetta films has been waning but they still pack enough seats that they are worth the cost to make. It doesn't sound like Silver is in too much of a hurry to make NON-STOP 2: NON-STOPPIER, but there are worse characters to reprise on the big screen.

Liam Neeson has tried to mix things up with comedic turns in A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST and as Bad Cop in THE LEGO MOVIE, but he seems to be going right back to his recent wheelhouse with A WALK AMONGST THE TOMBSTONES later this year. Hopefully he mixes it up a bit more in the future.

NON-STOP is now on Blu-Ray. Get it here!

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3:00AM on 06/12/2014
The sequel should be called FULL STOP. And it's a period movie.
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The sequel should be called FULL STOP. And it's a period movie.
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12:32AM on 06/12/2014
Liam Neeson could read product descriptions from the IKEA catalog and I'd still buy a ticket.
Liam Neeson could read product descriptions from the IKEA catalog and I'd still buy a ticket.
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4:59AM on 06/12/2014
I'll be the one next in line to buy the ticket as well. Great premise!
I'll be the one next in line to buy the ticket as well. Great premise!
9:26PM on 06/11/2014
"Okay, this time he's on a SPACE SHUTTLE!"

Getting Under Siege flashbacks. We don't need a Non-Stop sequel, thank you very much.
"Okay, this time he's on a SPACE SHUTTLE!"

Getting Under Siege flashbacks. We don't need a Non-Stop sequel, thank you very much.
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9:16PM on 06/11/2014
Non-Stop was a bad movie. The dialog was cheesy and the ending was absurd.
Non-Stop was a bad movie. The dialog was cheesy and the ending was absurd.
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9:12PM on 06/11/2014
Man, whatever. Non-Stop was mindless, harmless, stupid, stupid, stupid fun. If Neeson's having a good time doing movies like this, more power to him.
Man, whatever. Non-Stop was mindless, harmless, stupid, stupid, stupid fun. If Neeson's having a good time doing movies like this, more power to him.
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8:16PM on 06/11/2014
Uh uh uh I got it wait on the bus the can't go slower than 55. No wait on the boat that eventually crashes into the port. No I got it a train that he has to find Denzil Washington to help stop..
Uh uh uh I got it wait on the bus the can't go slower than 55. No wait on the boat that eventually crashes into the port. No I got it a train that he has to find Denzil Washington to help stop..
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7:31PM on 06/11/2014
Non-Stop ... on a train!
Non-Stop ... on a train!
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12:24AM on 06/12/2014
So... A remake of Under Siege 2?
So... A remake of Under Siege 2?
12:24AM on 06/12/2014
So... A remake of Under Siege 2?
So... A remake of Under Siege 2?
1:10AM on 06/12/2014
Hmmm, not exactly. We know who the villain is from the get-go in Under Siege 2. Liam Neeson needs to figure out who's out for him.
Hmmm, not exactly. We know who the villain is from the get-go in Under Siege 2. Liam Neeson needs to figure out who's out for him.
7:23PM on 06/11/2014
Sure! In a building full of japanese people will be perfect. Great idea!
The first hour it's good, but the last 30 minutes are awful. Everything about that little girl is crap. The bad guys are weak, and the final climax very stupid. Not as bad as TAKEN 2, but far from a good action flick. Neeson is in the Cage route, in a few years he will be making another LEFT BEHIND reboot.
Sure! In a building full of japanese people will be perfect. Great idea!
The first hour it's good, but the last 30 minutes are awful. Everything about that little girl is crap. The bad guys are weak, and the final climax very stupid. Not as bad as TAKEN 2, but far from a good action flick. Neeson is in the Cage route, in a few years he will be making another LEFT BEHIND reboot.
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5:47PM on 06/11/2014
I would rather see him do more films in the same vein, tone, and quality as The Grey. Talk about one his best films AND best performances of his career. Fantastic film.
I would rather see him do more films in the same vein, tone, and quality as The Grey. Talk about one his best films AND best performances of his career. Fantastic film.
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6:48PM on 06/11/2014
You really love using the word 'film'.
You really love using the word 'film'.
7:36PM on 06/11/2014
Yep. Poor wording on my part.
Yep. Poor wording on my part.
12:01AM on 06/12/2014
I agree The Grey is an amazing movie
I agree The Grey is an amazing movie
5:22PM on 06/11/2014
As long as he keeps entertaining and kicking ass, he keep playing the same role.
As long as he keeps entertaining and kicking ass, he keep playing the same role.
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5:21PM on 06/11/2014

No, the first one was barely passable.

Just give us Taken 3.
Just give us Taken 3.
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7:23PM on 06/11/2014
Taken 2 it's not even "passable"
Taken 2 it's not even "passable"
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