I’m not entirely sure what it was about Taken that made it a $200+ million grossing film around the world. It was a decent enough action movie, but nothing particularly amazing. However its success ensured we’d get a Taken 2, and it’s not surprising Liam Neeson was keen to return, as the first movie gave his career a real shot in the arm. [Read more…]
A brand new internet exclusive trailer has hit for Taken 2, giving us a fresh look at the upcoming sequel. The movie is out September 28th (in the UK), and sees Neeson’s Brian Mills return and he’s back in trouble. The retired CIA operative and his wife are in Istanbul and get taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter in the first movie.
It’s four years since Taken arrived, became a surprise hit and completely reinvigorated Liam Neeson’s career. This September 28th (in the UK) Taken 2 arrives, which sees Neeson’s Brian Mills return and he’s back in trouble. The retired CIA operative and his wife are in Istanbul and get taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter in the first movie. Take a look at the new trailer.
After the success of Taken, it’s taken a while for them to put a follow-up together, but now it’s coming and a trailer has been released. In the film retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are in Istanbul and get taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter. Directed by Olivier Megaton and is set to hit cinemas on October 5th.
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.
It may have taken them a while to get Taken 2 ready for filming, but it’s now gearing up to shoot, and new cast members are coming on-board to join returnees Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace. The latest to sign up is Luke Grimes, according to Variety.
Grimes is probably best known for playing Ryan in TV’s Brothers & Sisters, but has also appeared in All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (which was his debut) and will soon be in The Wait and Outlaw Country. In Taken 2 he’s set to be Maggie Grace’s love interest, who gets roped into helping her when her parents are kidnapped by the father of one of the bad guys from the first movie.
Olivier Megaton is set to direct.
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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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