Liam Neeson boards Non-Stop as Air Marshal

A Jedi master, a wilderness survivor, a man with a particular set of skills and a mentor for Batman. Now, Liam Neeson will put all (or at least some) of those skills to the test in the airplane thriller, Non-Stop. Via Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment, Non-Stop is said to be a self-contained thrill ride that takes place on board of an international flight. Neeson is in negotiations to play an aging air marshal who faces a threat during a flight, and probably eliminates it swiftly and with extreme prejudice. Perhaps the got the idea from the plane scene in the Grey. Hit the jump for more on Non-Stop.

Variety reports that Neeson is negotiating to join Non-Stop. Non-Stop has been picked up by Warner Bros. as a spec script from first-time writers John Richardson and Chris Roach with Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) to direct the picture as it will be financed and produced through Dark Castle, while Warner Bros will distribute.

This marks a reunion of sorts for Neeson and Dark Castle, after their last collaboration on 2011′s Unknown. Neeson, who can be seen in theaters currently in Wrath of the Titans and later this year in Battleship was [SPOILER] recently confirmed as a returning cast member to The Dark Knight Rises as well. He is also reportedly circling a role as Lyndon B. Johnson in Lee Daniels’ The Butler. If nothing else, we can look forward to seeing Neeson when he reprises his role as skilled CIA operative Bryan Mills in Taken 2.

So what do you think? Are you looking forward to Non-Stop and seeing Liam Neeson in action on an airplane? Do let us know by leaving a comment below.