In what may be the shortest retirement in recent history, Liam Neeson is returning to action movies.
The actor dropped the news Tuesday at the Writers Guild Theater in Los Angeles during the red-carpet premiere of his film Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House.
“It’s not true, look at me! You’re talking in the past tense,” Neeson said when asked about his recent retirement. “I’m going to be doing action movies until they bury me in the ground. I’m unretired.”
The actor announced his retirement just a few weeks earlier while attending the Toronto International Film Festival, saying it felt like the proper time to leave action behind. “They’re still throwing serious money at me to do that stuff,” Neeson said. “I’m like, ‘Guys, I’m sixty-fucking-five.’ Audiences are eventually going to go, ‘Come on.’”
Even before his retirement/unretirement from action films, Neeson has two unreleased action movies coming down the pike: Hard Powder, in which he plays a snowplow driver desperate for revenge following the death of his son, and The Commuter, in which he’s a man caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his commute home. Both films are slated for release in 2018.
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