New Poster and Still Images from Unknown Starring Liam Neeson
11.27.10 by BJSprecher
Considering what a surprise smash hit director Pierre Morel's Taken (2009) turned out to be — it earned 10 times its production budget in worldwide ticket sales — it's no wonder that Warner Bros. is hoping to glean some of that movie's success by marketing its new movie starring Academy Award-nominee Liam Neeson, Unknown (formerly Unknown White Male), as being kinda-sorta related to Taken.
In fact, the just released theatrical poster for Unknown is so similar to the teaser poster for Taken that they could have been shot on the same day, using the same wardrobe. Not only that, but the first word on the Unknown poster, well above the title, is "Take," just one letter short of the title of Morel's movie.
Warner Bros. has also released two new still images from Unknown, one featuring a solo Neeson looking concerned and desperate, and another featuring Neeson and co-star January Jones. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan), Unknown tells the story of Dr. Martin Harris (Neeson), a man who wakes up from a coma to find that his wife (Jones) doesn't recognize him and that another man (Aidan Quinn) has taken over his life. His very sanity in question, Dr. Harris struggles to find the truth behind his identity loss while avoiding the mysterious assassins bent on silencing him forever. Diane Kruger also stars.
If you haven't already seen it, here's the movie's first trailer: