Liam Neeson has been Taken a lot of times, he’s been an Honest Thief, and now he’s The Marksman: here’s the trailer.

It’d be fair to say following the release of Honest Thief earlier this year that Liam Neeson is back in the business of picking up a gun, talking gruffly and definitely not coming up with new flavours on Taken.

This time, the film in question is The Marksman, where he plays a rancher in Arizona with a military background. All he wants to do is be left alone, and to teach a young child to fire a gun by the looks of it.

The film makes it into US cinemas this coming January, and here’s the first trailer for it. May as well cut to the chase, right?

And here’s the synopsis too…

Hardened Arizona rancher Jim Hanson (Liam Neeson) simply wants to be left alone as he fends off eviction notices and tries to make a living on an isolated stretch of borderland. But everything changes when Hanson, an ex-Marine sharpshooter, witnesses 11-year-old migrant Miguel (Jacob Perez) fleeing with his mother Rosa (Teresa Ruiz) from drug cartel assassins led by the ruthless Mauricio (Juan Pablo Raba). After being caught in a shoot-out, a dying Rosa begs Jim to take her son to safety to her family in Chicago. Defying his cop daughter Sarah (Katheryn Winnick), Jim sneaks Miguel out of the local U.S. Customs and Border Patrol station and together, they hit the road with the group of killers in pursuit. Jim and Miguel slowly begin to overcome their differences and begin to forge an unlikely friendship, while Mauricio and his fellow assassins blaze a cold-blooded trail, hot on their heels. When they finally meet on a Midwestern farm, a fight to the death ensues as Jim uses his military skills and code of honor to defend the boy he’s come to love.

When we get details of the UK release, we’ll let you know.

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