GoldenEye director Martin Campbell takes on a Liam Neeson action film: here’s the trailer for Memory, that’s coming our way soon.

Whilst he juggles stepping into the shoes of Leslie Nielsen for the planned new The Naked Gun film, Liam Neeson has decided to smack a few more people in the face.

He’s taken the lead in a film called Memory, which involves the very tall actor playing an assassin who can get the job done, without faffing around. But what’s this? He’s an assassin with a moral code, and when a job comes his way that he disagrees with, he turns the tables and goes after the people who hired him instead. Crikey. Wonder if that’s going to end in violence?

Oh, his memory is going too. Forgot to mention that.

Martin Campbell – he of GoldenEye, Casino Royale and The Mask Of Zorro – is directing this one, and the cast also includes Guy Pearce, Monica Bellucci, Taj Atwal, Ray Fearon and Harold Torres. There’s some promise in that collection of people certainly, but it’s still hard to get away from the fact that we could illustrate this story with an image from at least five recent Neeson flicks and it’d be hard to tell the difference. Hopefully the film is a more memorable one than some of those.

The film pops up in cinemas in the US at the end of April. It’s not got a UK release date at the moment, but we’ll alert you to it if that changes…

Oh, nearly forgot. Here’s the synopsis too…

MEMORY follows Alex Lewis (Liam Neeson), an expert assassin with a reputation for discreet precision. Caught in a moral quagmire, Alex refuses to complete a job that violates his code and must quickly hunt down and kill the people who hired him before they and FBI agent Vincent Serra (Guy Pearce) find him first. Alex is built for revenge but, with a memory that is beginning to falter, he is forced to question his every action, blurring the line between right and wrong.

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