We’re not really sure when the pretty-okay action movie that was Taken and Liam Neeson/Bryan Mills’ meme-ified catchphrase ("I will look for you. I will find you. And I will kill you.") became such an out-of-control cultural phenomenon. We’re not sure when Liam Neeson’s career was regenerated and the dude became an action star nearly two decades after Darkman—although we can probably pinpoint it to the early ’00s when he was playing agents and officers in dangerous situations (Gun Shy, K19: The Widowmaker). We were certain that there already had even been a sequel to Taken, but apparently it was just Unknown.
But yes, there is a sequel to Taken, unfortunately not titled Taken 2: Electric Boogaloo. (Sorry.) Retired CIA agent Bryan Mills, having rescued his daughter from her worst-case scenario EuroTrip, all is well with his family—but his old enemies in the Albanian mafia have not forgotten Mills’ rampant destroying of their henchmen (he did find them, and kill them, a lot). When Mills goes with his ex-wife (Famke Janssen) and daughter (Maggie Grace) on a family holiday to Istanbul, his old enemies are planning to meet them there. Mills must once again employ his very particular set of skills, this time to rescue his ex-wife. You can probably guess how this will end.
Taken 2 hits theatres October 5th. In the meantime, here’s the trailer.