Yesterday Fox announced an October 2012 release for Taken 2, which means they need to get a move on and put it into production if they want it in cinemas in time. They’re now closer to that as Rade Serbedzija (Batman Begins, Snatch, X-Men: First Class) has joined Liam Neeson in the kidnapping thriller, according to THR.
The Croation born actor will play Murad, the father of a kidnapper who was killed by Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) in the first film. Murad is described as a vengeful man who gives orders and doesn’t take them. Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from Albanian kidnappers.
However things are the opposite way round this time, with Murad taking Bryan and his wife (Famke Janssen) hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul. As a result, it’s Kim’s (Maggie Grace) turn to help her parents escape.
Taken 2 comes to theaters October 5th, 2012 and stars Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace. The film is directed by Olivier Megaton.
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