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The TAKEN Sequel Nabs Neeson!!

Merrick here...


THIS piece at Deadline is tracking developments on the oft-mentioned, slowly developing TAKEN sequel.  

Although Luc Besson has already teamed with longtime collaborator Robert Mark Kamen to script the picture, one fly in the ointment....monkey in the wrench...pain in the ass...remained:  there appeared to be a very good chance Liam Neeson wouldn't be reprising the Bryan Mills role he originated in Pierre Morel's 2008 original.

Deadline says this impasse wasn't due to money matters or interest - but scheduling conflicts which seemed so insurmountable that Besson apparently worked-up a wish list of contenders to replace Neeson (Mickey Rourke, Ralph Fiennes, Ray Winstone, Sean Bean and Jason Isaacs).

An update to Deadline's article now reveals that Neeson will, indeed, star in the project.  

Liam Neeson and Luc Besson have come to a meeting of the minds and they have worked out the scheduling snafu that made him iffy for Taken 2. Neeson's reps at CAA are now closing the deal for Neeson to reprise what has become a signature role. Production is now being eyed for year end or beginning of 2012. 

Find more insight into the matter HERE.  Although now moot, that replacement list was interesting to be sure.  My personal favorite would've been Jason Isaacs  - a commanding screen presence who feels like he's yet to land a truly breakout role.  

At the moment, Olivier Megaton - a director with one of the most badass names I've ever heard - is in talks to direct the new TAKEN.  Megaton previously helmed the Besson-produced/co-written TRANSPORTER 3.  


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  • March 17, 2011, 11:29 a.m. CST


    by GroolDemon

    Nuff said!

  • March 17, 2011, 11:29 a.m. CST

    A signature role?

    by palooka_boy

    I don't know about that. But I'd be highly skeptical of a Neeson-less Taken sequel. Glad to hear he's on board.

  • March 17, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Somebody's kidnapped by daughter, again?!?!

    by Royston Lodge

    Fuck, this girl is NOT worth the trouble she causes! For fuck's sake, did you raise her to be a complete nitwit?!

  • March 17, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST


    by Marat

    I love Luc Besson and TAKEN.

  • March 17, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Please tell me it consists of Neeson punching people who piss him off

    by ImMorganFreeman

    Like, at the grocery store, in line at the DMV, the jerk who cuts him off on the highway...

  • March 17, 2011, 11:32 a.m. CST


    by WriteForTheEdit

    Mickey Rourke?!? Jesus, that would have been hysterical. Everyone would have be asking him, "Dude, what the fuck happened to your face?!"

  • March 17, 2011, 11:33 a.m. CST

    "would have been" or "would have to be"

    by WriteForTheEdit

    You pick.

  • March 17, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST


    by WriteForTheEdit

    Could work, right?

  • March 17, 2011, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Takener: The Grabbing

    by SkeletonParty


  • March 17, 2011, 11:39 a.m. CST


    by wattos new hat

  • March 17, 2011, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Taken Too : On the Move

    by wattos new hat

  • March 17, 2011, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Neeson is kidnapped and it's up to his daugher to save him!

    by David Cloverfield

    This way Neeson can shoot his scenes in a weekend. But just to fuck with people, make it the exact same movie, right down to the cartoon harem scenes in the end where Neeson has to undress in front of his potential buyers! The daughter has to rescue interrogate drugged middle aged men! It's gold I tells ya! Hire me Hollywood!

  • March 17, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Possible plot:

    by micturatingbenjamin

    In all honesty, I bet it's something to do with the girl from the first one who he protected at the concert. The singer? I bet she gets 'napped or something. MB

  • March 17, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST


    by Rob

    They are the same person

  • March 17, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Taken 2: The Limit

    by PurpleMoose

  • March 17, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Neeson kicks ass so he does

    by SenatorBreaisahorse

    Liam has a big wanger ask the ladies of hollywood

  • March 17, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    What about Famke!?!?!?

    by WriteForTheEdit

    I'm too lazy to click over to the actual article...

  • Shabba Doo

  • March 17, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST


    by Timahh

    Now You're going to be taken.

  • March 17, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST


    by El Cimarron

    cmon. that has to be the title, right?

  • March 17, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    The Fighting was BadAss!!

    by BlackBriar

    Make the action sequences more brutal and longer, and make Jean Claude return for a cameo to seek his vengeance.

  • March 17, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Didn't he just make this movie?

    by _Venkman

    Last week?

  • March 17, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Taken: A Particular Set of Skills

    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • March 17, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    There's a dude called 'Oliver Megaton'???

    by Johnno

    MEGATON!!! After Taken and Unknown I hope people will finally stop taking Neeson's shit. Give the man a break... But this has potential to be the new 'Die Hard' in a way, so they shuld call the next ones 'Taken 2: Take Harder' and 'Taken with a Vengence'

  • March 17, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Michael Gough's died :(

    by henrydalton

    RIP Alfred.

  • March 17, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    That didn't warrant a sequel

    by torontoxic

    Its no Die Hard. Not even by a long shot. It caught a lucky break and opened with good marketing at a slow time. That's it.

  • March 17, 2011, 12:08 p.m. CST


    by SmokieGeezer

    Treat Williams takes Liam Neeson to the fucking cleaners for cameoing in The Clone Wars.

  • March 17, 2011, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Wait a minute! Oliver Megaton?

    by David Cloverfield

    Awesome. Best childhood ever.

  • March 17, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    All action directors should have cool names.

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Like "Dirk Turbo." Here that, fuckin' McG, you douche-whistle?!?!

  • March 17, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST


    by SmokieGeezer

    Treat Williams as Karl Thommason going apeshit in Paris. Gary Busey to have one line 'God Bless America'

  • March 17, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Taken 2: Electric Boogaloo

    by Bob

    Too easy.

  • March 17, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST



    Would have been fun but fuck me hes a bit fat to be running around kicking the shit out of people ...

  • March 17, 2011, 12:16 p.m. CST

    It'll either be his new wife or his ex that gets kidnapped....

    by darthderp

    ...and the tag line (not the subtitle) will be a simple, "Good Luck."

  • March 17, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Taken Again? Jeez.. give that girl a gun or teach her martial arts.

    by impossibledreamers

  • March 17, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    by joevfx

    I bet its his ex wi that gets taken. As long as they have Liam kicking the crap out of people then they can take whoever they want. I loved the first movie.

  • March 17, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Would have been pointless without Neeson.

    by Charlie

    Luc Besson has carved out a nice action niche since the untimely death of his high profile directing career. The Fifth Element is criminally underrated. The films an absolute classic. Love his action films for the most part and they struck gold with Taken and a big part of that was Neeson. A sequel with out him would have been pointless, might have well just made the script as a new separate film.

  • March 17, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Aronofsky drops out of Wolverine!

    by IndustryKiller!

    In a much better world that would kill that project.

  • March 17, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Will we get to see Maggie Grace

    by buggerbugger

    running like a spacker in 3D this time?

  • March 17, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Taken was absolute garbage

    by D o o d

    so why make a sequel?

  • March 17, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    The real question is...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...Will 28 year old Maggie Grace be back to play a 16 year old girl by using such sophisticated acting techniques as always staring wide-eyed and squealing "Oh my god" at high volume while lunging around like a drunken 5-year old?

  • March 17, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Unknown felt like a sequel to Taken

    by knowthyself

  • From the 'familiar' blonde pop-star who Neeson and his associates protect, to the hero being a bullet-proof bad-@$$ and getting away with everything, the film just felt like a person saying, 'American movies are like this. I will make my movie like this.' I still do not understand why people like this movie. Action scenes are ok, but as an overall film, it just irks me, even the 'convenient ending.' If anything, I was hoping the guys at rifftrax would have riffed on it, as there's so many things to make fun of. Neeson: Here's 50. Handler: And another 10 for being an ---hole. Me: And another 10 for that midichlorian crap.

  • March 17, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST


    by Lemure_v2

    Lucky I only come here for the crap and talkbacks. PROPER movie websites are already reporting the death of Michael Gough and Aronofsky dropping out of Wolverine.

  • March 17, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Sucks about Michael Gough.

    by Cletus Van Damme

    He was a great Alfred, a great actor and an outstanding human being.

  • March 17, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Taken 2: Look Who's Taken Now!

    by micturatingbenjamin


  • March 17, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    The sequel would flop without Neeson, no matter who replaces him

    by brocknroll

    That's kind of sad that Liam won't be playing the sequel. They should cancel the sequel if he won't do it 'cause Liam Neeson is not replaceable. End of story.

  • March 17, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST

    You know what feels Taken? My cash!

    by kiwicanuck

    Liam Neeson was the only thing halfway decent about the derivitive, mostly forgettable original, so methinks it was critical to get him back. He elevated the project to the point that scenarios that would have been completely ridiculous became somewhat enjoyable. Would be interesting to see him and his daughter switch roles in the sequel though...even to the point where Liam's the one drugged to the hilt, dressed up in a bikini and heels, and paraded in front of a bunch of ruthless billionaires.

  • March 17, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    i already saw a Taken 2 Movie this year and it's called..

    by Stalkeye

    ..The Man from Nowhere. Korean badassery ensues in this derivative, yet entertaining action/drama flick. Simply put, it's a Movie with heart and seoul. oops!

  • March 17, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    TAKEN 2: Taking a number two.

    by Stalkeye

    "Neeson is back! And The shit has hit the fan"!

  • March 17, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST

    It should be about the gang's getting revenge.

    by UGG

    Coming after Neeson and his family. Starting with the rich step dad. It seem's to me he would have pissed off alot of top G's with his action's in the first one. I can't see him getting off so lightly and that some powerfull people will want retribution.

  • March 17, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Taken 2: Albania's Revenge

    by ScreamingPenis

    He picked the wrong country to mess with!

  • March 17, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Taken 2: Electra Glide in Blue

    by Wilford_Brimleys_Diabetes_Rage

    With Robert Blake as the head of the kidnapping gang

  • March 17, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Look Who's Taken

    by tomandshell

  • March 17, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    smokiegeezer, awesome obscure reference

    by NinjaRap

    The Substitute 2? Really? Classy as hell.

  • March 17, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Michael Gough Dead? I've gone "Berserk".

    by cookylamoo

    He was in it.

  • March 17, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Sure, Liam may look like a bus conductor.

    by cookylamoo

    But never fuck with an Irishmen.

  • March 17, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Taken 2: The Limit

    by MamboMan

    Is an awesome title purplemoose!

  • March 17, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Taken 2: Viva Rock Vegas

    by wattos new hat

  • March 17, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Biggest frustration I had with the first one...

    by bubcus

    ... was the daughter. She was annoyingly chipper (which I could get over for the start of the film) but AFTER she went through the ordeal and AFTER she had lost her best friend, AFTER all that hell she went through, at the end of this film, she went back to "annoyingly chipper." She didn't seem phased at all by the ordeal and instead was in the arms of her daddy happy and playing all "cute as a button." That killed the movie completely for me. Anyone going through such an ordeal would have a very different outlook on life after enduring all that. I guess the studio wanted the audience to be all happy and pleased at the end, and I am not asking for a happy ending, but her attitude was absolutely unrealistic and unbelievable. Sure, make a Taken 2, but ease up on the ditzy daughter a bit. The first reality slap didn't take hold, kidnap her again I guess and mature her up a bit.

  • March 17, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    Mickey Rourke as a replacement for Liam Neeson?

    by Huey_Freemans_afro

    Are you shitting me? Neeson has that gentleman's composure to disguise the fact that he would chop everyone off at the neck and elbow. Rourke doesn't have the subtlety. It would just be Marv rampaging through Sin City all over again (which I admit, I could watch).

  • March 17, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    It's not like replacing Vin Diesel with Ice Cube

    by Huey_Freemans_afro

  • March 17, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST


    by D o o d

    That was the exact same reason why I hated that movie. If a girl goes into the sex slave industry, there is absolutely no way in hell she is coming out a virgin. Even if they rescued her after 1 day. If you're going to attempt to approach a dark subject like that. At least do it some justice and show the dark side!

  • March 17, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    TAKEN does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you. " I love this movie!

  • March 17, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Hello to Jason Isaacs

    by palimpsest

    Maybe in TAKEN VS DEMONIC TOYS or whatever they call the sequel, we'll see Neeson calling on Leland Orser and his other badass buddies who didn't get a look in during the first movie.

  • March 17, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Speed 2!

    by Wormie1

    I finally saw Taken last week. I enjoyed it, but I was surprised to see in the end credits that Maggie Grace of Lost played the daughter. She must have been taking the piss, right? Other than the box office success, I don't see the need for a sequel. If they made it without Neeson, it would be like Speed 2 without Keanu, or XXX2 without Marblehead Diesel (even though XXX was crap anyway).

  • March 17, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Will the sequel involve his former team?

    by You Have MY Voice

    I agree with palimpset. I want to see the team in action.

  • March 17, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Taken was only interesting because of Neeson.

    by I Hope You Die

    It proved he has awesome potential as an action star. I think the Taken formula should be as follows: 1. He's doing something unofficial to help someone. 2. He's in a foreign country. 3. He's really, really pissed off. But no more stories about his daughter, thanks.

  • March 17, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    Or . . . MisTAKEN You choose.

  • March 17, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    i hope you die, I agree. The first TAKEN had Neeson killing Frenchies, Eastern Europeans, and Arabs. It was a smorgasbord of foreign fodder. I'm thinking Neeson in the far east. Taking out Koreans, Chinese, and snooty British types.

  • March 17, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Definitely very badass!

    by kafka07

    That role is iconic for Neeson. Looking forward to the sequel.

  • March 17, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    TAKEN Back

    by DrMorbius

    See, the bad guys re-kidnap the girl . . .

  • March 17, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    def the team

    by bourne7855

    leave out the daugter and ex wife. his team is on a mission to kill some terrorist leader. it goes bad a couple of them die, a couple are in the hands of the terrorist and neeson goes after the two who have been "taken" because the goverment wont do anything to get them back. so give 100 min of neeson kicking the shit outta everyone to get his buddies back. and the title taken still makes sense.

  • March 17, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST

    TAKEN: Back to the Future

    by DrMorbius

    Neeson's character has a chance encounter with a Dr. Emmett Brown . . . and a certain Marty McFly . . . Yadda . . . yadda . . . yadda "Good Luck"

  • March 17, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Ray Winstone

    by aversiontherapy2

    As much as I love the guy I have to agree with Muppet, that just wouldn't have worked. What might have been interesting in a Neeson-less Taken would be making the protagonist a woman of equal age/standing.

  • March 17, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST

    tomandshell - Look Who's Taken gets my vote. Laughed my ass off.

    by DiamondJoe

  • March 17, 2011, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Taken 2: London Calling

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    Famke gets kidnapped by grimey London gangster types like those that perpetually inhabit Guy Ritchie films. Liam (an Irishman through-and-through) spends two hours enjoying the hell out of breaking Limey necks. Amazing final showdown between Neeson and Jason Stratham. Liam finally kills the head gangster by dropping him in to a pit full of pigs or crawfish or armadillos or whatever to be thoroughly eaten. Liam returns Famke to rich guy current husband and dorfy-acting Maggie Grace.

  • March 17, 2011, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Taken: From Behind

    by Con Shonnery

    I'll let you work out your own plot for that one

  • March 17, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Taken Up The Gary Glitter

    by DiamondJoe

  • March 17, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Taken 2 School

    by MamboMan

  • March 17, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Taken 2 Heart

    by MamboMan

  • March 17, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    d o o d

    by UGG

    The fact she was a virgin was why she was so expensive at the end. They obviously sell for more, she may have been checked in an unsavoury way though, and I would have liked to have seen that sure.

  • March 17, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Bring back Neeson!

    by Sanyi

    He was such a badass in Taken. I would love to see him to kick some unholy ass! Go Neeson! But...As a matter a fact, Rourke is not a bad idea either. But if it's Taken, it's Neeson-time! Don't do it without him

  • March 17, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST


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  • March 17, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    The script should be a no-brainer...

    by zinc_chameleon

    Beyonce-Look-Alike hires Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) as her security, only to find out that she has a manager (great cameo part for Kanye West) that has sold her out to a Libyan dictator. All of Arabia comes to the Libyan dictator's defense when Bryan tries to extricate her, and Bryan has to call in his old crew to finish the task. There ya go! You can pay me in Canadian loonies and toonies, Luc and Liam.

  • March 17, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    SUBSTITUTE V could be made with Coke/Whore budget for this movie.

    by SmokieGeezer

    Kneeeel before Karl Thommason. Treat gotta Eat!

  • March 17, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    neeson has entered...

    by emeraldboy

    the dumb era of his career. but its not the first time an actor has done this. sly and arnie spent most of the 1980s doing the same kind of films.

  • March 17, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    TAKEN AGAIN the sequel's title.

    by KilliK

    you heard it here first.heh. anyway i am glad Neeson will be back kicking ass.Who would have thought that an oscar-serious actor wouldve have become a cool action hero.I hope Besson wont fuck up with his script,i dont trust him very much in this department.

  • March 17, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Taken 2: Honey I Lost The Kids Again

    by tomdolan04

    Moranis in talks to break retirement for cameo

  • March 17, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    mickey rourke's dialoug

    by emeraldboy

    in iron man 2 was atrocious to the point that I couldnt understand a word he said.

  • March 17, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Taken 2:Gone Baby Gone

    by Cess Pitt

  • March 17, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Taken 2: The Wood Shed

    by SamuelLappDance

    Dat's what I would call it.

  • March 17, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Will there be aliens in this one?

    by lv_426

    TAKEN: To Space... and Beyond I would have preferred it to go the route of another ex-special forces dude or could even be a woman, who has to track down someone, either a relative again or some VIP. As suggested, I agree that Jason Isaacs would be a good choice to play the lead in a sequel.

  • March 17, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Hello to Jason Isaacs

    by nightvip

    that is all.

  • eh

  • March 17, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Episode 1 - The Taken Menace

    by Cosmik

    His grandson gets taken by a pedophile princess played by Natalie Portman.

  • March 17, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST


    by Andy Pandy

    I think it was the fact that they had a 25 year old actress playing a 16 year old girl. The portrayal felt totally unnatural

  • March 17, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST

    great news..i think?

    by Candy ass monkey suit

    I loved the first Taken, ok so it was nothing original but it was extremelywell paced and rolled along at a rollicking rate and Neeson did kick ass in the picture! I can't really see though how they can do a sequel without it being contrived? I mean surely his daughter cant be kidnapped again? maybe his ex wife will get snatched this time around. That said many thought there couldnt be another die hard after the first one came out and looked what happened there!! Looking forward to some more badassery from Neeson but oliver megaton is a shit director - we'll see.

  • March 17, 2011, 7:05 p.m. CST


    by MaxCalifornia.

    I win!

  • March 17, 2011, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Mickey Rourke in TAKEN THE MICKEY

    by MaxCalifornia.

  • March 17, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    TAKEN TO 11

    by lv_426

    Spinal Tap is taken, and its up to Liam Neeson to get them back.

  • March 17, 2011, 7:24 p.m. CST

    It better not be his wife. Daughter, etc.

    by SmokingRobot

    New girlfriend. He needs to be helping someone else, old friend, whatever. Otherwise you just sort of negate the first movie.

  • March 17, 2011, 8:25 p.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest

  • March 17, 2011, 8:25 p.m. CST

    "I will find you and I will kill you...again!"

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • March 17, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Storylines like this make me all vigilante

    by RogueWarrior65

    I have to say that every time I watch a storyline line this I want to get all biblically violent in retribution on the bad guys. Must be the chivalry in me.

  • March 17, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

    cobra--kai's quote, thats the awesome trailer right there

    by Smack_Teddy

    and the end of it.

  • March 17, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST

    for anymore awesomeness the film has left to spare

    by Smack_Teddy

  • March 17, 2011, 9 p.m. CST

    Taken 2: Always Mind Your Surroundings

    by frenetik1

  • March 17, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Looking for a franchise

    by Manatee

    It's pretty obvious from his latest role selection that Neeson is searching for a franchise. Personally, I would love to see him do a one-and-done Bond flick.

  • March 17, 2011, 9:28 p.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest

  • March 17, 2011, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Taken 2 Far: Coming Up With Clever Titles for Sequels

    by BlackBauer0320

    Loved the first movie, but what really propelled the action (to me) was the complete relentlessness he had because of it being his daughter that was kidnapped. Seems like it would be tough to recapture that type of emotion combined with baddassery again. I love that people bought into the marketing of Unknown as being another Taken. The two really couldn't be farther apart in quality. Unknown was awful. On a sidenote, I remain embarrassed for Maggie Grace and her portrayal of a teenager / jogging hunchback.

  • March 17, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    The Takenator

    by Johnno

    Neeson travels back in time to prevent them from taking his daughter in the first place. The entire movie is just him popping up randomly in time and TAKING them all out! They'll never see it coming!

  • March 17, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST

    TAKEN THE PISS with Ray Winstone

    by MaxCalifornia.

    "Where's moi daughtah, you fackin' cant?" I gotta say, the idea of Winstone as some badass martial arts skilled retired agent is bordering on comedy. He'd be huffing and puffing and wouldn't have been able to catch up with that airport spotter punk kid from the first film. Movie over after 15 minutes!

  • March 17, 2011, 10:59 p.m. CST

    TAKEN 2- "I'll tear down The Eiffel Tower!"

    by SmokieGeezer

    Greatest movie line ever Puloko.....I think you heard me just fine Punchy!

  • March 17, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Loved this movie

    by ganymede3010

    It's one of those films you can never turn from if you happen to stumble across it as you're channel surfing.

  • March 18, 2011, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Taken 2: A Better Hiding Place

    by IceTitan

    I think braindrain won the tb with his mars idea.. I hope it happens!

  • March 18, 2011, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Jason Isaacs

    by eXcommunicated

    Would be great as "the bad guy" in the sequel. Although I'd like to see him try his hand at being the action lead in something very similar to this.

  • March 18, 2011, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Cool action films are not 'dumb', please fuck off

    by quantize

    It was a very well written an executed thriller...that does not make the guy a 'd' lister...take your art cinema and shove it.

  • March 18, 2011, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Didn't Neeson say the first was shit?

    by The_Dark_Shite

    I'm sure he said it was the worst script he'd seen in years but he took it to keep busy & he was shocked it was a hit.

  • March 18, 2011, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Taken 2: Taken er Easy

    by IceTitan

    blackbauer I was thinking that too so maybe they'll have to take his ex-wife's family or something I dunno.. Maybe he'll go on a rampage again and kill a bunch of dudes and bring his daughter home but leave his ex and her husband there. Maybe they'll take his dog this time.

  • March 18, 2011, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Taken: Taken Again

    by Andrew Coleman

    Sequels plot seems obvious to me, in the first film he killed some high fucking rollers. Are we to believe no one would give a shit. That "industry" makes millions in the black market. Top dudes getting picked off would get attention. So they not just take his daughter but his ex-wife, rich husband. Neeson tries to save them by himself, fails, so he gets his old team together and they go abroad and slaughter the bad guys. Done. Taken 3: Daughter knows best. Neeson is kidnapped and the daughter joins the old team to save him. Third one probably won't happen but I'm certain my plot for Taken 2 will be what we see on screen.

  • March 18, 2011, 3:33 a.m. CST

    by Alex Moore

    Yiou can't make this flick without Liam, it'll be well shit

  • March 18, 2011, 3:51 a.m. CST


    by viks

    That is all.

  • March 18, 2011, 5:51 a.m. CST

    TAKEN 2: Electric Boogaloo

    by WarrenSmooth

    Turbo is available... just sayin'!

  • March 18, 2011, 6:37 a.m. CST

    TAKEN Harder

    by SleazyDragon

    Where we find out he is an alien from the planet Zeist

  • March 18, 2011, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Taken - up the ass

    by MamboMan

  • March 18, 2011, 6:49 a.m. CST

    i have seen taken and have it on dvd.

    by emeraldboy

    neeson kicks ass. that i agree. wholeheartedly. but taken is not a well written movie, nor is it well excuted.

  • March 18, 2011, 6:54 a.m. CST

    it may not seem a related point. but

    by emeraldboy

    there was a guy on irish radio talking about a book he had written called master switch. its a book about the dangers of consolidation the examples are radio in the us or movie studios. it looks like we are going to be getting more films like taken. and not more arthouse films. So i wont be taken my art house films and shoving them anywhere. if movie studios keep consolidating we wont be getting arthouse movies just more stuff like taken. and more crap like real 3d. take your real 3d and shove it.

  • March 18, 2011, 8:12 a.m. CST


    by ianlegend


  • March 18, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    In Taken 2 someone takes Liam Neeson's wife...oh wait...

    by Arafel

  • March 18, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST


    by Angel

    Nah just kidding, I love him- and would be nice to see him in this sequel.

  • March 18, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST

    I can't get Rebecca Black's "Friday" song out of my head!

    by Arafel

    I keep hearing it over and over...I am losing my mind here...I'm not fucking joking...

  • March 18, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Taken 2: Live Free or get Taken

    by edwardpenishands

  • March 19, 2011, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Taken 2: The Liam Neeson Rises

    by Delagoya

    Search your feelings! You know it to be true!

  • March 19, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Liam Neeson: Kicking Butt since Krull

    by michael krakomberger

    Liam Neeson has been kicking ass and taking names since Krull (Yes, he was one of the convicts in Krull). He was also in Excalibur, another British fantasy flick with a plethora of future stars. His best film is still Michael Collins. He is the ballsy leader of the IRA during its fight for independence and pretty much single-handedly invented car bombs (thank you so much for that one...). Its an awesome movie and way better than Taken on many levels.

  • March 19, 2011, 9:41 p.m. CST


    by quadrupletree

    Taken was a vastly underrated film in my opinion. Thoroughly loved it! Hope this is good..

  • March 20, 2011, 3:23 p.m. CST

    It's not OLIVER Megaton.

    by catlettuce4

    Look closely. It's an even better name than you thought.

  • March 21, 2011, 7:55 a.m. CST

    The Anti-Life Equation!

    by Arafel

    loneliness + alienation + fear + despair + self-worth ÷ mockery ÷ condemnation ÷ misunderstanding x guilt x shame x failure x judgment n=y where y=hope and n=folly, love=lies, life=death, self=dark side

  • March 21, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Bring back Leland Orser

    by jarjarmessiah

    "He made me fuck her!" "He had a gun in my mouth!" "Oh god!" "Help1"

  • March 21, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    The Wife will get kidnapped this time.

    by jarjarmessiah

    Remember the "shady business dealings" of the new husband? The Russians will kidnapp her after a deal goes sour.

  • March 21, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    neeson in a bond film?

    by ragingfluff

    interesting idea. he would do a decent job of it ... but he'd make an absolutely brilliant Bond villain. I want to see Neeson and Daniel Craig kicking the crap out of each other in Neeson's underwater hideout

  • March 22, 2011, 5 a.m. CST

    Liam Neeson: Kicking Butt since EXCALIBUR

    by Roger Moon

    lest we forget

  • March 22, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Dude, where's my daughter?

    by Willie Bates

  • March 22, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Taken 2: Neckchop never sleeps

    by Willie Bates