With just about a month until release, the upcoming Taken 2has been grabbing fans’ attention as the hit thriller returns with an all-new set of problems and plenty of action set pieces. As television promos start to surface, it’s clear that 20th Century Fox is ready to push the marketing for the sequel in order to ensure another box office victory.
Now today, Liam Neeson has taken to the internet to introduce the latest trailer for the film which reveals plenty of new footage regarding the larger scope at hand. And if that’s not enough, the man known for the much-recited monologue from the first film also wants you on Twitter.
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.