First Look: Liam Neeson Points Guns and Snaps Necks in 'Taken 2'

May 17, 2012
Source: EW

Taken 2

Audiences are definitely eager to see Liam Neeson kick more asses in the anticipated sequel Taken 2, which is hitting theaters this fall, and while we're still waiting for a trailer to see the man himself in action, some first look photos from the film will have to suffice for now. Needless to say, they show Neeson looking like a badass again with his very particular set of skills being put to good use. The sequel sees the father of one of the men Neeson's character killed in the first film seeking revenge, and he says, "They kidnap him to humiliate him, torture him, and ultimately bring him back to the village in Albania." See the photos below!

Here are the first look photos from Olivier Megaton's Taken 2 from EW:

Taken 2 - First Look - Gunpoint

Taken 2 - First Look - Sparks

Taken 2 - First Look - Neck Snapping

Taken 2 is the sequel to the surprise 2008 hit starring Liam Neeson. In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills (Neeson) and his wife (Famke Janssen) are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter (Maggie Grace) in the first film. Olivier Megaton (Colombiana, Transporter 3) directs the film from a script by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen (who both wrote the original film and The Fifth Element together). Fox sends the film to theaters on October 5th. Excited?

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  • Famke Janssen? Sweeet
  • Nielsen700
  • Brandon
  • Please have a good supporting cast. 
  • Nathan
    No Maggie Grace?
  • Xerxexx
    There was really only a few good parts of Taken...mostly Neeson kicking ass and when he finally saves his daughter. Hopefully this one will be better.
    • Isildur_of_Numenor
      I would have to disagree, but I won't argue because it's more of a guilty pleasure rather than a solid stand out action film.
       Yeah, Xerx, I have to agree. In retrospect, it was really the novelty of seeing an old man kill and kick some ass. G-d...his American accent is bad.
    • beevis
      ok, ok -but neeson kicking ass is worth the price of admission, don't you think? i do agree there have been much better films that neeson has done: "rob roy" is amazing....neeson, roth, hurt, lange were great in that!......"michael collins" was a fantastic film too....and of course, "schindlers list". i liked "the other man" too - but that was more of an indie flick and never did get much buzz.
  • dom
    poor director choice - lets hope it works out.
  • grimjob
    Neeson was badass! Can't wait for this!
  • Voice of Reason
    Im usually one to suspend my disbelief in trade for action, but the "I could tell how many bullets you had in your gun from how fast you raised it" part made me groooooooan. Otherwise I'm sure this will be fun, seeing Neeson getitng away with sparking international incidents, but I'm more revved about Neesons return in Wolfpuncher 2
  • Ah great, some more racial stereotypes to kill. Can't wait.
  • McWetty
    I've been hoping this movie would happen about 30 minutes into the first one. I can't wait.
  • Yeah Taken was good so i'm looking forward to this.
  • lewinston
    Transporter 3? ... Hmmm......
  • Xtheory older Jason Bourne with a daughter who got kidnapped.
  • Max Renn
    Don't understand why people are downgrading the original so much. It was a solid action film with plenty of damn good scenes (although I'll admit the family ending was a bit weak and rushed).
  • Ty
    I keep expecting the title to be expanded on. "Taken 2 THE GRAVE," maybe "Taken 2 THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND." Or just "Taken 2 A PLACE RESERVED FOR THOSE WHO F*** WITH LIAM NEESON."
  • Ehsan Davodi
    Soooooooooooooo Cooooooooooool Taken - Liam neeson = 0
  • I hope Olivier Megaton does what Pierre Morel did with the first one, but with Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen penning it again I'm sure they wont allow Megaton to make a complete bore out of it like Colombiana was




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