A new international poster for Taken 2 is out and tells you all you need to know: that Liam Neeson is back and armed and waiting to bust a cap on the first sorry S.O.B. that walks through that door. The film opens October 5, 2012, is produced by Luc Besson and directed by the awesomely-named Olivier Megaton.

In this sequel, retired CIA agent Bryan Mills (Neeson) and his wife are kidnapped by the father of one of kidnappers from the first film. This leaves Mills to enlist the aid of his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) to use the same “particular set of skills” and advanced tactical training to help them escape and take out their assailants.

Oskar Schindler. Qui-Gon Jinn. Henri Ducard. Many of us remember Neeson in serious dramatic roles while occasionally dabbling into some notable genre projects. However, recently he has flipped the switch to full-on action hero, having the late period of popularity that Harrison Ford had in these kind of thrillers in the 90′s and the experience is downright exhilarating to behold. Whether it’s chasing thugs across Paris in 2008 with the first Taken or fighting off goddamn wolves in this year’s The Grey, Neeson proves he’s a world-class actor that excels in just about anything.

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This article was first posted on June 20, 2012