The sequel to Taken, the 2008 thriller starring Liam Neeson, is in post-production set for release on October 5, 2012. For your pleasure, we present the just released trailer and the poster.
The film stars Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, and the indestructible Russian dude from Snatch. Taken 2 is directed by Olivier Megaton. Here are some additional images from another post on Taken 2.
So, what’s new? Well, Bryan Mills (Neeson), is back in the vengeance game but this time he’s up against the mafioso family of degenerate Albanian thugs from the first movie. Did we really think Mills would get away with driving a train through their criminal operation? One thing we’re learning from popular media is that bad Albanians are very bad people indeed. They take badness to a whole new level. We wonder how the Albanians feel about it. The only Albanians we know are Kim Kardashian and the boys from System of a Down and they’re actually Armenians, so we actually don’t know any Albanians.
It’s pretty clear from the trailer that the really cool spoken lines from the first film have been re-tread here. Kinda smacks of “I’ll be back” from the Terminator movies. And of course, don’t expect the plot to stray too far from the original. Why mess with what works, huh? But, the action looks pretty and the revenge theme warms our cockles. We’re looking forward to seeing ol’ Liam take another crack at crooks.
Here’s a bonus for you. The latest offering from the Resident Evil group is a very cool trailer indeed. Love the intro.