Mess with Liam Neeson and he’ll put you … on ice.
In his latest film “Cold Pursuit” (previously titled the punnier “Hard Powder”), Neeson plays a snow plow driver in a small mountain town who learns that his son has turned up dead as a result of a heroin overdose. He knows his son wasn’t a junkie and suspects that a gang of local drug dealers is behind the death, so takes matters into his own hands and starts knocking off the members of the gang one by one.
“What makes you think you can kill a man?” Neeson is asked in the first trailer for the film. “I read it in a crime novel,” he deadpans.
The fun trailer set to the tune of Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear the Reaper” continues with shots of Neeson knocking one guy off with a crowbar, strangling another, wielding a sawed-off shotgun and even impaling the roof of a car with a massive tree trunk.
“Cold Pursuit” is an American remake of Hans Petter Moland’s Norwegian action thriller “In Order of Disappearance,” and Moland is back to direct Neeson in the remake. Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum, Tom Bateman and William Forsythe also co-star.
“Cold Pursuit” skates into theaters this winter on Feb. 8. Watch the first look above.