Liam Neeson has a lot to thank Taken for, as it re-energised his career as a leading man. Now he’s returning to the role of Bryan Mills in Taken 2, and to prove it EW has debuted the first three stills from the movie.
This time around, the events of the first film catch up with Bryan, resulting in the retired CIA Agent and his wife (Famke Jansen) getting taken hostage during their vacation. Bryan must rely on his daughter (Maggie Grace) to help him escape.
Here’s what Neeson had to say about it, “The action is supposed to take place about a year or a year and a half after the first story. It’s a very clever sequel with the usual thrills and spills, but the ante is upped quite a bit in this one.” … “I’ve taken a job over in Istanbul looking after a sheik who is there, and afterward I discover that my wife’s going through a very bad time with her new husband. So I suggest she and my daughter come over for a few days and hang out with me in this amazing city. And then… [laughs] all this s—t happens, of course.” … “I’m taken — let’s put it that way. They kidnap him to humiliate him, torture him, and ultimately bring him back to the village in Albania where the boys from the original film came from. With the help of my daughter… she wants to help me escape from where these bad guys have me.”
Taken 2 is due out on October 5th.