A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES: 1st trailer is here

Universal has released the trailer for Scott Frank’s (THE LOOKOUT) A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES.

Based on Lawrence Block‘s bestselling series of mystery novels, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.

This film has had a long, storied past. Frank was originally set to simply write the screenplay, but eventually stepped up to handle directing duties. Joe Carnahan and DJ Caruso were both previously attached to direct, with Harrison Ford to play Scudder. I am pretty pumped to see how it turns out. Frank’s writing resume includes two of the best Elmore Leonard adaptations, OUT OF SIGHT and GET SHORTY. His directorial debut, THE LOOKOUT, impressed me quite a bit. AWATT is slated to be released on Sept 19th.