Liam Neeson returns in Taken 2, directed by Colombiana‘s Olivier Megaton. This time around his wife (Famke Janssen) gets taken and his daughter (Maggie Grace) must do some of the ass-kicking. This new international trailer focuses mostly on Neeson doing the neck-snapping and shooting, but the synopsis does mention Neeson’s Bryan Mills getting taken, so one would assume Grace’s role is a bit beefier this time around.
I’m surprised that most of the footage in this trailer is cut and dry, because Megaton is known for over-stylizing his stuff and I was almost certain that he was going to blow it with Taken 2.
He’s not in the clear yet, but he’s on the right track.
Watch the international trailer below and prepare to get your throat stepped on when Taken 2 opens on October 5th, 2012.