‘Taken’ Sequel – First Pictures18.05.12 # Sequel # 6 Comments
It’s a hugely appealing thought that all the time Liam Neeson was making his very serious movies, such as Schindler’s List, he was daydreaming about smashing a faceless goon over the head with a serving tray. And hey, middle-aged action man dreams can come true – which is why Neeson will be seen soon in Taken 2, the first pictures from which have just been released.
Taken was, of course, the movie which established Neeson as a cinematic cranium-cracker of note, and having bagged ten times its budget at the global box office, a sequel always looked inevitable, even if an early rumour suggested Neeson might not reprise his starring role as the world’s toughest man with the world’s most boring name, Bryan Mills.
But Neeson is indeed back as Mills in Taken 2, and here’s what he has to say about the new movie:
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… 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 [again played by Maggie Grace]… she wants to help me escape from where these bad guys have me.
Well, if Neeson is suggesting that Mills is given something of a hard time in Taken 2, then the new pictures from the film indicate that he will be giving as good as he gets, whether by gun…
…or standing by a fire, looking a bit sad. Aw.
Co-written and produced by Luc Besson, and directed by Olivier Megaton (Colombiana), Taken 2 is out on 5 October.
Source: Entertainment Weekly