Liam Neeson in ‘Non-Stop’ First Image

Liam Neeson has always been a hard-working actor, but in the past few years he has proven tirelessly prolific, appearing in three to four films a year. Fitting then that he’s now shooting an action-thriller called Non-Stop. The feature penned by Christopher Roach and John W. Richardson reunites Neeson with his Unknown director, Jaume Collet-Serra. Despite its lackluster title, that $30 million mystery movie went on to earn more than $130 million worldwide. So it’s easy to see why Unknown‘s producer Joel Silver would be eager to reteam its star and helmer for this thriller.

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In Non-Stop, Neeson plays Bill Marks, a long-time Air Marshall who has lost site of the importance of his work, viewing it as the world’s highest altitude desk job. But his viewpoint changes completely on an international flight from New York to London, where terrorists demand $150 million from the government, threatening one of the plane’s 200 passengers will die every 20 minutes their demands are not met. It’s a cat and mouse tale that’s sure to terrify audiences…especially those who might see it as in flight entertainment. Below you can get a taste of the high-flying terror in the first look, courtesy of EW: (via Hey U Guys UK) .

Currently in production in New York City, Non-Stop boasts a supporting cast that includes Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Corey Stoll, Michelle Dockery, Anson Mount, Nate Parker, and Bar Paly. Though Universal Pictures is slated to distribute the thriller domestically, no U.S. release date has yet been announced. Nonetheless, Non-Stop is expected to touchdown in 2013. (CinemaBlend)

Neeson reunites with Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra for the pic, which is described as a mix of a mystery, actioner, and a Hitchcockian thriller.  Moreover, Collet-Serra has assembled a surprisingly top-notch cast that includes Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, and Michelle Dockery.  Hit the jump to read the full synopsis, which includes more detail.

Here’s the full synopsis for Non-Stop:

Coming off his smash hit TAKEN 2, Liam Neeson partners once again with UNKNOWN director Jaume Collet-Serra and producer Joel Silver.  This time Collet-Serra goes a step further, plunging the audience into a movie that is at once a labyrinthine mystery, a high-octane action picture and a twist-filled Hitchcockian thriller where no one can be trusted and everyone is a suspect.

Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service.  He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky.  However, today’s flight will be no routine trip.

Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New York to London, he receives a series of mysterious text messages ordering him to have the government transfer $150 million into a secret account, or a passenger will die very 20 minutes.  What follows is a nail-biting cat and mouse game played at 40,000 feet, with the lives of 200 passengers hanging in the balance.

NON-STOP isn’t just an action film, but a 500mph rush of adrenaline, suspense and excitement. (Collider)

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