Critics may have panned the first film when it came out (I personally loved the first Taken), but apparently Taken was so successful they've given us a sequel. While the first film found CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) coming out of retirement to rescue his kidnapped daughter from being sold by Albanian sex slave traders, the sequel finds Mills fighting for his life when the father of one of the kidnappers Bryan killed seeks revenge on Bryan and his family.
The intensity begins when Bryan, his wife (Famke Janssen) and daughter's (Maggie Grace) vacation in Istanbul is interrupted. I don't know what took Hollywood so long to notice, but Liam Neeson is a born action star and I cannot wait to see this movie when it comes out on October 5th.
Taken 2 was directed by Olivier Megaton (Colombiana, Transporter 3) and written by Robert Mark Kamen and Luc Besson.