Liam Neeson had a very particular set of skills in the surprise 2009 hit “Taken,” and the burly actor dusts them off once again for “Taken 2.”
The international trailer for the “Taken” sequel has arrived with a second-verse-almost-same-as-the-first premise: After retrieving his kidnapped daughter from a bunch of thug-y Eurotrash in the first film, Neeson’s Bryan must get his wife back. The twist? The thugs are seeking revenge on Bryan, an ex-CIA operative, because he killed all their sons during the first quest. As Justin Timberlake once sang, what goes around, comes around.
Directed by the awesomely named Olivier Megaton, “Taken 2” will be Neeson’s fourth 2012 release. (He was previously in “The Grey” and “Battleship” and has a not-so-secret appearance in “The Dark Knight Rises.”) It reunites him with original co-stars Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace, as well as a bevy of awesome one-liners.
1. [“What are you going to do?”] “What I do best.” 2. “This is not a game.” 3. “I will finish this thing. You’ll just have to die.”
“Taken 2” arrives in theaters on Oct. 5. Watch the international trailer above.