Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Mystery of the UNKNOWN

From Jaume Collet-Serra, the director of the critically acclaimed thriller “Orphan,” comes Warner Bros.' suspense-filled mystery “Unknown” starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and January Jones.

In the film, Dr. Martin Harris (Neeson) awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife (January Jones) suddenly doesn’t recognize him and another man (Aidan Quinn) has assumed his identity.  Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired, and on the run.  Aided by an unlikely ally (Kruger), Martin plunges headlong into a deadly mystery that will force him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he’s willing to go to uncover the truth.
Director Collet-Serra recalls the concept that intrigued him in the early version of the "Unknown" script by Oliver Butcher & Stephen Cornwell (based on the novel Out of My Head by Didier Van Cauwaleart) - was that of someone waking up one day and realizing that he's been completely replaced in the world. 

Liam Neeson plays Martin Harris, the botanist who was replaced by another person in the movie. Together with Liam are two brilliant ladies in the film that helped the movie unravel the mystery.

January Jones, who earned Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations in the category of Best Actress in Drama Series plays Liz Harris, wife of Liam Neeson. After the accident, when Liam found her, she is with another Martin Harris. 

What drawn Jones to the movie was the unique qualities of the story and the enigmatic way her character was written.

“This was something I hadn’t read before; it was so interesting and intricate,” “It reminded me of those old spy movies, with a sense of danger and intrigue, but also a hint of glamour to it.”.

   The German-born actress, Diane Kruger, stars as the Bosnina refugee cab driver  who becomes embroiled in intrigue  when her cab plunges off a bridge and she saves the life of Liam Neeson. 

Diane, like Liam and January likes the script of the movie so much. 
 “It’s really a movie about identity, about what makes us who we are.  Is it our ID?  Is it where we come from?  Is it our objectives?  Really, the movie is an exploration of these ideas; each character has certain things to say about that.  “All the clues are there, sprinkled throughout the script,”
 Opening across the Philippines on Feb. 16, “Unknown” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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