'Taken 2' Release Date and Plot Revealed

Hidden among the flurry of dissent toward the new Die Hard title (A Good Day to Die Hard) yesterday were release dates to other major 20th Century Fox movies that will be arriving in the distant future. While Bruce Willis is set to return as John McClane for the fifth Die Hard on Valentine’s Day 2013, another superstar will be reprising a different role.

Liam Neeson returns for Taken 2, which gets a Columbus Day 2012 weekend release. Plot details have surfaced as well, as many wondered what a second Taken movie could possibly be about.
 
In Taken 2, Bryan Mills (Neeson) and his wife (Famke Janssen) are taken hostage during a family vacation in Istanbul by the father of one of the kidnappers who swears revenge. What the kidnappers are avenging isn’t explained.
 
Regardless, Neeson enlists the help of daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) to help them escape and uses his special set of skills to get his family to safety and take out the kidnappers one by one.
 
It actually might’ve been nice to end this movie in a less predictable manner and let it lead into a third Taken movie, especially given Besson’s tendency toward stretching a movie franchise to its limits, i.e. the Transporter franchise which recently morphed into a TV seriesThe first Taken rang up nearly $227 million worldwide and there’s no reason to think that this second movie can’t eclipse that mark. We’ll wait for an official trailer next year to make any further judgments.
 
Taken 2 will be directed by Transporter 3 and Colombiana director Olivier Megaton from a script written by the writers of the first Taken, Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen.
 
What do you think of the plot for Taken 2? Sound good?
 
 
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