Liam Neeson Thriller ‘Unknown’ Is Getting A TV Show Adaption

In 2011, Liam Neeson starred in the Jaume Collet-Serra action-thriller ‘Unknown’ based on the French novel ‘Out of My Head’ by author Didier Van Cauwelaert. It also starred January Jones and Diane Kruger. Now we learned that Warner Bros. is developing a television adaption.
According to a press release from Warner Media,
“TNT announced today that it is developing “Unknown,” a one-hour drama based on the Liam Neeson box office hit produced by Dark Castle Entertainment. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the film told the story of Martin Harris, a doctor who lost his memory after a car accident and woke up to find his identity taken and the target of mysterious assassins. The series would pick up after the events of the film and follow a new lead character that is thrust into a mind-bending adventure full of twists and turns.”
They continue, “Sean Finegan (“Free Fall”) will write the pilot and executive produce. Karl Gajdusek (“Stranger Things”) and Speed Weed (“Arrow” “Summer I Turned Pretty” “Winx Saga”) will showrun and executive produce. Ethan Erwin, Alex Mace and Hal Sadoff of Dark Castle are also executive producers, alongside Erik Olsen (“The Dirt”) and Liam Neeson (“Unknown”). Jaume Collet-Serra (“Jungle Cruise,” “Black Adam” “Orphan,” “The Shallows”) is attached to direct and executive produce.”
Liam Neeson discussed the film with Den of Geek shortly after its premiere.
“Well, a thriller’s a thriller,” he explained. “There were a few I was offered, but they were a little bit predictable, stuff we had seen before and that is just the beauty of this script for Unknown. I thought it was very intelligent, a real psychological thriller that just had a feel of the gritty European thrillers from the forties and fifties and of Hitchcock too. There’s a Hitchcockian element in there as well, I think.”
The 2011 film had its premiere at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival before being widely released in the United States on February 18, 2011.
While receiving mixed critical reviews, the movie was number one at the box office and made a worldwide total of $136.1 million against an estimated $40 million. strives to be an apolitical, balanced and based pop culture news outlet. However, our contributors are entitled to their individual opinions. Author opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of our video hosts, other site contributors, site editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. This website contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. We disclaim products or services we have received for review purposes, as well as sponsored posts.

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Jacob Airey is an author, nerd, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started this website in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, and faith. He also hosts the YouTube vidcast StudioJake.

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