Liam Neeson: What is he up to?

My brother, the oddly monikered SwearImNotPaul, recently asked me what exactly Liam Neeson was up to now that Daniel Day Lewis has inherited the Spielberg Lincoln bio. The answer is quite a lot.

The newly crowned action-star-de-jour will release a new called Unknown early next year, will star in Peter Berg’s board game adaptation Battleship, a thriller set in the Artic called The Grey, the inevitable sequel to Clash of the Titans, and of course he’s set to cameo in The Hangover 2.

The actor has also been talking to Variety and revealed that he has signed up for a starring role in Last Stand, a contemporary western from The Good, the Bad, the Weird director Ji-woon Kim, as well as An Ordinary Man from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events director Brad Silberling. That last guy also directed Land of the Lost but I thought it better not to mention that piece of sh*t.

Last Stand will see Neeson playing a sheriff on the border between the United States and Mexico, so expect plenty of action and mid-western accents. An Ordinary Man sounds the more interesting of the two with Neeson playing a fugitive war criminal modeled on former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic. This one will allow Neeson to show more of his acting chops rather than the ass-kicking action for which he has recently become famous.

Suffice to say we’ll be seeing a lot more of the man who played Collins in the next year.