We’ll have to wait a little longer for Liam Neeson’s latest action flick, The Commuter, which has just been forced to wait for the late train. Neeson’s latest collaboration with director Jaume Collet-Serra was originally scheduled for release in October 2017, but according to Deadline, that date’s just been pushed back to January 2018. If The Commuter had pulled into theaters this fall, it would have been on the heels of Blade Runner 2049 and Kingsman: The Golden Circle’s premieres. But come early next year, the film will be pitted against the likes of Sherlock Gnomes, White Boy Rick, and Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
Neeson will almost certainly demonstrate a particular set of skills in The Commuter, which will help him navigate the “dire circumstances” that come with an enticing offer from a mysterious stranger (Vera Farmiga). Sam Neill, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, and Elizabeth McGovern also star. The early word on The Commuter is that it has “Hitchcockian elements,” so maybe Neeson won’t be able to get all of his questions answered with his usual bone-breaking techniques.