With a couple of months until Liam Neeson is back and kicking ass on the big screen, we haven’t heard too much from Taken 2 in the past month. After a set of posters and trailers that certainly had people both mixed but excited, it’s still too early to tell just whether or not the sequel will live up to expectations. And while we don’t get an all-new look at the film today to shed some more light on the action, we do get another new poster that focuses on the exotic locale along with Neeson bringing his own firepower to prove he’ll willing to go the distance yet again.
Set a year after the events of the first film, Neeson’s character of Bryan Mills finds himself working for a sheik in Istanbul. When Neeson’s ex-wife Lennie (Famke Janssen) is having “a hard time” with her own husband, Bryan invites she and his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) out to Istanbul to see the city.
It’s there where the Albanian relatives of the men Bryan killed in the first film on his vengeance trip to save his daughter kidnap both Bryan and Lennie, leaving the tables turned this time around, and forcing Kim to save both of her parents. Bryan is brought to the Alabanian village where the boys grew up, and is set to be tortured for his actions, while Kim has taken her own experience to better learn self-defense and likely make her a formidable foe in order to get her parents back. However, it’s been said that Kim won’t exactly be the prime focus of the sequel, so it’s unclear as to just how the film will play this role reversal.
Directed by Oliver Megaton, newcomers include Rade Sherbedgia who will play the central villain and father to a slain kidnapper from the first feature, while Luke Grimes will also be coming onboard in an undetermined role.
Taken 2 hits theaters on October 5th.
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