On paper Liam Neeson’s Cold Pursuit (formerly titled Hard Powder) sounds like every generic Liam Neeson film since Taken hit screens a decade ago in 2008. However, if you watch the below trailer then you’ll see that it might actually be the best Liam Neeson film since…probably… Joe Carnahan’s The Grey in 2011.
There’s humour amongst that there action. I might be up for this in a big, big way.
Welcome to Kehoe, it’s -10 degrees and counting at this glitzy ski resort in the Rocky Mountains. The local police aren’t used to much action until the son of unassuming town snowplough driver, Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson), is murdered at the order of Viking (Tom Bateman), a flamboyant drug lord. Fueled by rage and armed with heavy machinery, Nels sets out to dismantle the cartel one man at a time, but his understanding of murder comes mainly from what he read in a crime novel. As the bodies pile up, his actions ignite a turf war between Viking and his long-standing rival White Bull (Tom Jackson), a soulful Native-American mafia boss, that will quickly escalate and turn the small town’s bright white slopes blood-red.
Cold Pursuit starring Liam Neeson, Tom Bateman, Laura Dern and Emmy Rossum hits UK cinemas in 2019.