If our announcement for the arrival of a new poster for Taken 2 successfully moistened your appetite then prepare yourself for another mouthful – a new trailer has only gone and hit the webisphere. What’s that you say, you couldn’t handle another bite? I’m sure you’ll be able to force this one down. Think of Liam Neeson with a gun to your head. That’s what I thought.
Watch it below…
In this sequel, Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, a retired CIA agent with a very particular set of skills that he acquired over a very long career who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) from Albanian kidnappers in 2008′s Taken. When Murad, the father of one of the kidnappers killed by the elite ex-CIA man over a year ago, swears revenge on Bryan and takes his wife hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help find her mother and help her escape, while Bryan uses his brutal specail forces tactics to save his family and systematically take out the kidnappers one by one.
I don’t think anyone would disagree with Neeson’s vow of “this is not a game” – and who would, with the skills that man displays I’d be more than happy to let him do what he wants, whenever he wants. Let’s face it, he loves it when a plan comes together. Sorry, wrong film.
Taken 2 looks extremely promising. The casting is excellent, the landscapes look rich and luxurious, all of which helps to buff the gritty storyline. With a budget nearly three times that of its 2008 counterpart we’re hoping for guns, explosions, clever trap thingys and lots of clever one liners all of which the trailer looks to deliver in one tidy bundle.
Taken 2 starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen and directed by Olivier Megaton hits cinemas on October 5th 2012.
What do you think of the new trailer? Is it gritty enough, or would you prefer more? Let us know in the comments below.