Worth Watching - Dec 7: Liam Neeson in Taken
by Alex Billington
December 7, 2007
Don't watch this trailer at night when you're alone and it's dark outside - the results won't be too good. Taken is a French film directed by Pierre Morel and is one of those that just came out of nowhere. It's a foreign thriller with a solid cast: Liam Neeson and Famke Janssen. The real kicker is that filmmaker Luc Besson both wrote and produced it. This reminds me a lot of A History of Violence, with a guy who has killing "specialties" but has a shady background. And here's where my inner-geek comes out: I love the way Liam Neeson speaks on the cell phone threatening the guys - I think of him as Ra's Al Ghul from Batman Begins saying these things, and then it gets really badass in my mind.
Watch the international trailer for Taken:
Taken is directed by Pierre Morel, director of District B13 and long-time cinematographer, and is co-written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. The film does not have a US release date set by Fox, but is arriving in France in February 2008. The newest poster for Taken is featured below.