“If you let my daughter go now…that’ll be the end of it, but if you don’t…I will look for you…I will find you…I will kill you”
-Liam Neeson, Taken 2008
“If he has her, I want her and if he’s harmed her…he’s dead”
-Aaron Eckhart, Erased 2013
Yahoo! has the first trailer for Erased, starring Aaron Eckhart. A lot of sites are claiming that Eckhart is trying to do his best Liam Neeson impression. What do you think?
Synopsis for Erased (2013):
When ex-CIA agent Ben Logan discovers that he and his daughter have been marked for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy, a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse ensues as Logan tries to outsmart his hunters and uncover the truth.
Synopsis for Taken (2008):
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.
The two movies are similar but there’s no reason to play “Who wears it better”, Neeson does. Eckhart already played a respectable everyman turned vigilante in The Dark Knight so this movie doesn’t necessarily test his acting capabilities. My favorite Eckhart film was Thank You For Smoking (2005). He played a cunning but charming spokesman for Big Tobacco. They should make a sequel to Thank You For Smoking and set it in Colorado.
Erased is in theaters May 10, 2013.