It was 2008's Taken that made Liam Neeson Hollywood's most unlikely action star (the actor turns 60 this June). Since then, Neeson has gone on to kick ass in movies like The A-Team, Unknown, and The Grey. Now, Neeson is back as former spy Bryan Mills in Taken 2.
In the sequel, Mills is kidnapped by the same thugs who kidnapped his daughter in the original but by the looks of the recent photos posted by Entertainment Weekly, the bad guys didn't do a good job containing him since he's seen running around with a gun and cracking some skulls. According to Neeson, the sequel takes places a year and a half after the original.
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.
Though most of the movie is already in the can (production took place in Istanbul, L.A., and Paris), Neeson said he's heading back to Paris for reshoots.
I have to go back over soon because there are a few little scenes we can improve. It’ll be lovely to see Famke [Janssen] again, and Maggie [Grace]. We make a good team, the girls in my life. check out the new pics >> Posted 05.17.12 by Chris
After the phenomenal success of the 2009 thriller Taken, which grossed $224 million worldwide, a sequel was only a matter of time. Liam Neeson announced the sequel was officially happening in March, and mentioned that it might be his character that gets abducted in the sequel. Maggie Grace, who played Neeson's daughter in the original, was announced as returning a month later.
Just a few days ago, 20th Century Fox announced the release date for Taken 2, which will arrive on October 5, 2012.
Now we known what the sequel will be about with the release of the official synopsis. read the synopsis and see who's playing the villain >> Posted 10.15.11 by Ryan
Looks like Fox is finally ready to get serious about Die Hard 5 before Bruce Willis starts collecting social security (if you think that's harsh, we'd like to note that Willis himself said in 2009 that the studio better get to work on another Die Hard since he wasn't "getting any younger"). Max Payne director John Moore was officially hired to direct in September, but nothing more has been revealed about the upcoming sequel. More details have finally come to light. release dates revealed for Taken 2 and Percy Jackson 2 >> Posted 10.12.11 by Ryan
Several projects have added cast members this week, so we've compiled the news into one convenient post for your reading convenience.
Just last month, Liam Neeson was officially back for Taken 2, the sequel to director Pierre Morel's highly successful 2009 thriller. Producer Luc Besson has lined up Transporter 3 director Olivier Megaton for sequel, with a script from Taken screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen, and with Neeson back on board, it only make sense to bring back Maggie Grace, who played Neeson's daughter and kidnapping victim in the original.
Deadline reports that Grace's deal for the sequel is finalized, though don't expect her to be "taken" again. Neeson hinted in February that he might be the one that gets nabbed in the sequel. Though the tables may be turned on Neeson, we don't see Grace's character suddenly discovering a "particular set of skills" that allow her to track down her father. more casting news >> Posted 04.08.11 by Ryan
Last June, Liam Neeson admitted he was going to meet with Taken producer Luc Besson to "hash out" plot details for a possible sequel to the 2009 thriller, which became a $226 million worldwide hit. A month ago, Neeson mentioned that Taken 2 was in script stages and could have Neeson himself be the one that is "taken."
So with Neeson seemingly in favor of the sequel, how is it that Neeson almost didn't reprise his role as retired government operative Bryan Mills? Neeson needs a break >> Posted 03.17.11 by Ryan
Putting Liam Neeson in an internationally set thriller is becoming a bi-annual tradition that began with 2009's Taken. It continues with this month's Unknown and into the future with Taken 2, which Neeson recently told MTV is in script stage. Neeson was pleased about the sequel, especially since he didn't initially think that Taken would become a $226 million worldwide hit. What did he think? >> Posted 02.08.11 by Ryan