You would think that after the first film, no one would be dumb enough to mess with him, but no. Let’s do it all over again!

After the sleeper hit, Taken, starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen, that took home an estimated gross of $226K, with a budget of $26K, written and produced by Luc Besson, and directed by Pierre Morel (District 13 From Paris with Love), comes Taken 2.

First, let me say that I love French films. I can’t seem to help myself from always talking (or blogging) about them, especially the action ones. Anything from EuropaCorp, I just have to go out and watch on theater, and get the DVD too.

The Taxi and Transporter series, Ong-Bak, District 13 series, From Paris with Love, Colombiana, Kiss of the Dragon, Crimson Rivers, Hitman, Unleashed, Tell No One are just some of the films that I loved from this film company. Any film associated with Luc Besson I just have to go out and see too. Even Michele Vaillant (which I never seem to disassociate from Inital D with Jay Chou).

What’s not to be excited about Taken 2, aside from the fact that we’ve seen the first film, it’s directed by Olivier Megaton, who directed ExitThe Red Siren, and Transporter 3, and served as second unit director for Hitman.

After that onslaught of names, film titles and links, here is the trailer for Taken 2, released June 21. The film is slated for release October this year.

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