In 2008 action-thriller Taken was a success for star Liam Neeeson and it’s producers and so it is unsurprising that we now have Taken 2.
Liam Neeson is again the retired CIA agent with Famke Janssen as his ex-wife and Maggie Grace is his daughter. The role of Bryan was a notable departure for Liam. Before Taken, he was know for his dramatic roles, like in Schindler’s List.
The film’s new villain, Murad, is played by character actor Rade Sherbedgia. Murad is pursuing Bryan for as he wants his justice for his son, who died at Bryan’s hand.
The director is Olivier Megaton who made his name with Transporter 3 which became the highest-grossing Transporter film. Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, both of The Fifth Element fame, reprise there writing roles for the script of Taken 2.
Taken 2 – Official information
Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a “particular set of skills” who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from kidnappers.
When the father of one of the villains Bryan killed swears revenge, and takes Bryan and his wife hostage in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape. Bryan then employs his unique tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers, one by one.
From acclaimed filmmaker Luc Besson (who co-scripted and produces Taken 2), co-screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen (who has penned both Taken films with Besson), and director Olivier Megaton (Columbiana, Transporter 3), Taken 2 follows the global success of Taken, released in 2008, which earned $224 million in worldwide box office.
Audiences cheered Neeson as Bryan Mills, an overprotective father whose skills – forged through years of covert ops – were put to the test long after his retirement from the CIA.
Directed by Olivier Megaton and Written by Robert Mark Kamen and Luc Besson. Cast Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen and Rade Sherbedgia.
Taken 2 – Trailer 1
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Taken 2 – Trailer 2
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Taken 2 – Gallery
Taken 2 – Theatrical release
US & Canada – October 5th, 2012
UK – October 4th, 2012
Australia – October 4th, 2012