It’s funny because just the other day I said to a friend, “Boy, I wish they would make Firewall but with Liam Neeson and infidelity.” The Other Man trailer, you guys:


It used to be that Harrison Ford was the go-to guy for family-in-peril movies, but between this and Taken it looks like Liam Neeson is gunning (get it? There are often guns in these movies) for the Crown of Sad Dad. Look at these descriptions of other Liam Neeson movies currently in production:

Chloe: A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.

What’s Wrong With Virginia: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decades-long affair.

Families! In Danger! But Harrison Ford isn’t giving up that easy. Look at what he’s working on:

Crowley: A drama centered on the efforts of John and Aileen Crowley to find a researcher who might have a cure for their two children’s rare genetic disorder.

Hmmm. Not quite. Maybe if the rare genetic disorder is from the Eastern Bloc? And it has sold the children into white slavery? Then you are talking movies. (Movie news via IMDB.)

–Harrison Ford in an IM to Liam Neeson about what to put on his tombstone

Comments (16)
  1. Liam Neeson as family-in-peril go-to guy + Liam Neeson as Ra’s Al Ghul = Batman 3?

  2. His particular set of skills do not seem to include chess.

  3. Taken was surprisingly badass!

  4. I wish that you knew the little voice I use for when you write things that end in exclamation marks. Like a little kid with a lollipop, jumping out of his stroller even though he’s a little old to be pushed around, and he’s pointing with one hand and his voice is just a little too high because, you know–hasn’t reached puberty– and then he trips and looks up at his mother, but he’s not ready to cry because the excitment is still too much for him.

    So when you say “get off my wife!” the image is perfect.

  5. Now’s not the time for dick measuring, Harrison!

  6. For some reason I can’t bring myself to watch movies with Antonio Banderas in them, I find him to be insufferable. It may not necessarily be him, it may be more of the fact that I was forced to watch spy kids so many times while babysitting. Eitherway Antonio Banderas = no thank you.

  7. Who would have thought that hiring someone to seduce your wife would lead to family peril? These writers just keep coming up with the craziest stuff!

    Oh, and shouldn’t that second synopsis be titled “What’s Wrong With Esther?”

  8. Jake  |   Posted on Aug 1st, 2009 +1

    Maybe it’s just that the volume setting on my computer is weird, but did anyone else get the feeling this was a really poorly put together trailer? Like the weird dialogue snippets — “Just get rid of him, Dad!” — seemed to be of wildly differing volumes? Like how when you’re watching late-night television, and one ad for a local jewelry store is really quiet, and then Billy Mays (mourn ya ’till I join ya) comes screaming onto the screen? No? Just me? Okay going away now.

  9. Liam Neeson only takes roles now where a female relative is stolen from him by someone foreign. Formula: Taken-daughter-French terrorists?, The Other Man-wife-Sexy Spanish businessguy?. WATCH OUT LIAM NEESON’S AUNT! Shamwow-inventing Germans seek your superior absorbancy!

  10. Jarreth Cutestorey  |   Posted on Aug 1st, 2009 0

    none of this shit made any sense. not the trailer, not gabe’s commentary, da cake eatur’s rant, the other people’s weird shit, none of it. ladsfjlasdfjlag;ladhghsdlgkh

  11. i feel weird about how many new commenters there are.

  12. Accent math: Irish father + American mother = British daughter.

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