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Rade Sherbedgia Cast As Taken 2's Baddie
He'll face off against Liam Neeson

14 October 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Heat Vision Blog

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Rade Sherbedgia Cast As Taken 2's Baddie

Just yesterday, it was announced that 20th Century Fox had locked in an October 2012 release date for Taken 2 across the pond. Now we have an idea of who will be playing the film’s big bad – that would be Rade Sherbedgia – and what he’ll be up to in the film.

The follow-up to the surprise thriller hit will see the fallout from the first film hit Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) and his family hard. See, it just so happens that one of the kidnappers killed by Mills when he was tracking down daughter Maggie Grace has a dad himself. And he’s no ordinary proud papa – he’s Murad (Sherbedgia), a nasty sort who decides to take a little revenge. So he kidnaps Mills and his wife (Famke Janssen) and this time it’s Grace who has to find a way to be the hero. Though we’re pretty sure that Mills and his skills will once more come into play, since we doubt Neeson would have signed on if he was only going to sit tied to a chair for most of the running time.

Olivier Megaton is taking over megaphone duties from Pierre Morel this time, and he’ll start directing later this month in Turkey and France. There’s no word on exactly when we’ll see the film over here, but we wouldn’t anticipate much of a delay after the US release. Bit of a change from the original, which we got months ahead of the US (where Taken was, of course, a sleeper hit), but if that's the price to pay to see Bryan Mills run through his CV again, we'll take it.


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Rade
Glad to see this actor getting some recognition and an article on this website. Watch Before the Rain or Fugitive Pieces. The guy is a fabulous, very underused actor. More

Posted by Tracy at 20:11 on 14 October 2011 | Report This Post

Huh?
Why was it xenophobic? Because the bad guy was foreign? Christ that would mean nearly every film with a villain ever made was xenophobic. Sort it out mate! More

Posted by tallaght24 at 19:06 on 14 October 2011 | Report This Post

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'empire' weren't the only ones not to like taken it was terrible xenophobic chauvinistic pap with the all the style and nuance of a dead horse dressed in bright orange tux More

Posted by a123matt at 16:17 on 14 October 2011 | Report This Post

Uh...
...EMPIRE didn't write that review, ONE of the reviewers did. It's one of those rare moments where someone just happens to disagree with a load of other people. Let's be fair. Taken was not at all realistic. At. All. The reviewer got that much right. But man was it enjoyable...the reviewer got that wrong. But again...one person. ONE. Get the heck over it. One bad review. That's all it was. Jeez. More

Posted by willkillyoulast at 12:39 on 14 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Good god!
That review simply beggars belief and was a real tipping point for me with Empire. I used to buy every month, now its just once a year if I'm bored at the airport. I didn't go and watch Taken at the cinema because of that review. My brother rung me asking if I wanted to see it, I said dont waste your money, its crap, Empire gave it a one star. Thank god he didn't listen and went anyway, and text me saying how much I'd love the film. I was still a bit meh, then I happened to watch its premi More

Posted by attakdog at 11:49 on 14 October 2011 | Report This Post

Good god!
Just read the Empire review again. Sweet Jesus Mr Jolin, just how many beds did you get out on the wrong side of before going to watch the movie? I mean I can understand.....no, no I'm sorry I can't understand how someone cannot like Taken, but reading the review Dan Jolin wrote...a little scary. He goes on like someone involved with making the movie called him a c**t, set fire to his house then crashed his motor before inviting him to watch Taken. Unreal. More

Posted by tallaght24 at 11:34 on 14 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Really Empire?
Just about to post the same tallaght24. Too late to start banging the drum now Empire! More

Posted by attakdog at 10:09 on 14 October 2011 | Report This Post

Really Empire?
You guys seem very eager to see a sequel to a film that you only gave one star to upon its release. What's wrong? Realised you guys were the only ones that *didn't* like Taken and started to feel a bit left out? More

Posted by tallaght24 at 09:29 on 14 October 2011 | Report This Post

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