Liam Neeson is attached to start in The Revenger, a new movie from Universal Pictures based on an idea by The State’s Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. The pair will write the movie’s script, with Zombieland’s Ruben Fleisher set to direct.
As Deadline notes, what the movie’s actually about is being kept “under wraps,” though based on its kickass title and creative team, it could be a comedic take on the Taken movies—or just something in which Neeson plays a slightly funny but totally badass character hell-bent on revenging. And, assuming Neeson wasn’t just running his mouth this past spring, it could be one of the actor’s last action movies before he stops both kicking ass and taking names.
Lennon and Garant wrote all three Night At The Museum movies, as well as Hell Baby, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Let’s Go To Prison, Balls Of Fury, The Pacifier, and all iterations of Reno 911. The two are also the executive producers of @Midnight, and Lennon plays Felix Unger on CBS’s The Odd Couple.