Neeson Retiring From Action Films

Don’t expect “Taken 26” as actor Liam Neeson says he’s aware there’s a limit to how much longer he can take on ass-kicking action roles.

Out doing press for this week’s “Run All Night” which has been garnering some good reviews, the action star was asked when he might give up this genre. He tells The Guardian:

“I’m in a very, career-wise, great place. The success of certainly the Taken films, Hollywood seems to see me in a different light. I get sent quite a few action-oriented scripts, which is great. I’m not knocking it. It’s very flattering. But there is a limit, of course…. Maybe two more years. If God spares me and I’m healthy. But after that, I’ll stop [the action] I think.”

Though having made his name as a dramatic actor, for the past seven years he’s mostly been known as one of the screen’s most reliable actors who takes on dramatic roles with action elements thanks to the “Taken” franchise and films like “The Grey,” “Non-Stop,” “A Walk Among the Tombstones” and “Unknown”.

Joel Kinnaman, who plays Neeson’s son in “Run All Night,” tells the outlet: “He’s so physically capable, he’s an old boxer. When he knocks somebody out in the movie, you believe it… Ed, Liam and Nick [Nolte]. They are people I’ve looked up to and revered their work. I think it’s kind of cool with all these old farts kicking ass, killing people.”