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Worth Watching - Dec 7: Liam Neeson in Taken

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December 7, 2007

Taken Trailer

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.

Taken poster

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  • jackdublin
    Indeed...the cell phone scene made this trailer. I'll probably watch it just from that scene.
  • Heckle
    ok....thought you guys might be exaggerating...its was good. Not sure what alex was all scared of though. He is quite a p.........
  • Icarus
    Hell Yeah! Liam Neeson has always been one of my favorites. "I will find you, and I WILL kill you." Awesome.
  • Marcus
    Im all up for having Liam Neeson as the main guy, but having Maggie Grace (who played Shannon in Lost) as the young girl? No, I dont think thats good casting. I mean, a 24 year old playing a 17 year old. We've seen it before but it works better if the play their own age!
  • Keith
    looks great. i think the casting is fine, ms. grace seems to do fine with the role. it reminds me of death sentence, which I havent seen for that matter, but ten times better.
  • larry
    I LIKE IT!!! ...vengence on the level of "Man on Fire"....should be great...
  • Lukas
    Looks amazing! Looking forward to this one...
  • miracle disease
    looks good.. liam did good in that cellphone scene... however, i still can't figure out the part "don't watch this alone at night"... should i be scared of the night after watching this trailer? or should i be excited how liam will find the bad guys? i think it should be the latter... my centavo though... no offense alex...
  • Peter
    @ jackdublin: You nailed it. I didn't buy into the trailer til the phone conversation. I'll quote Kenny Banya and say "GOLD, JERRY! GOLD!" I have to watch this trailer every couple of days just to hold me over til it comes out! Anymore info on this movie yet? Release date?
  • http://google poop
    that movie is going to be awesome i cant wait to see it does any one know when it is coming out
  • rkic1
    A great one from Luc Besson. I've seen it. I recommend it, highly. This movie was released as long as 11 months ago in foreign markets.

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