Taken 2 is actually happening. Olivier Megaton is directing Liam Neeson (or is Neeson directing him?) along with Famke Jenssen and Maggie Grace. The film follows retired CIA agent Bryan Mills as he once again kills kidnappers.
This time it’s the father of the kidnapper that kidnapped Bryan’s daughter. I know what you’re thinking and I agree, this sounds way too complex for a Taken sequel, but I’m sure if they inject enough Neeson into the film then it will work wonders.
I’m a little skeptical about the whole thing, partially because Taken seemed like one of those rare gems in a genre full of stinking disappointments and because Olivier Megaton last directed Colombiana, which was a disastrous film and the total opposite of what Taken 2 should be.
These newest stills (provided by EW) show more of the same, but yet I’m still holding out for the film and hoping for the best.
Taken 2 drops into theaters on October 5th, 2012.