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Exclusive: Liam Neeson Talks Taken 2
'There's a lot of carnage...'

26 July 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Exclusive

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In latest issue of Empire, there's an interview with Bryan Mills himself, Liam Neeson, where he talks about returning to the world of Taken in - perhaps unsurprisingly - Taken 2.

If you've seen the teaser trailer for Oliver Megaton's sequel to the 2008 sleeper hit, you'll know that the action has moved from Paris to Instanbul, where the Albanian goons Mills wronged in the original movie return to haunt him - and his family.

Fans of Mr. Mills' murderous antics will be aware how the idea of a sequel to the Pierre Morel / Luc Besson action joint seems a little... unlikely, plot-wise, and it turns out Neeson agrees with you.

“The first one for me was just a one-off. It was a huge hit, but I thought ‘That’s it.’ Then Luc Besson came back and said, ‘We want to do a sequel.’ I said, ‘Come on, how can you possibly do a sequel? What, she gets taken again? It’s crazy!’”

The trick the producers have pulled to get around this problem is simple: have Bryan Mills (and his wife, Lenore, as played by Famke Janssen) be the ones who are taken, with his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace), the only one on the outside who can help.

"I’m able to, in a very covert way, instruct her to find out where I am being held because a sack’s been put over my head and I’m in the middle of a fucking dungeon!" explains Neeson. "It’s highly impossible yet equally possible."

Big questions remain, including whether Mills will deliver speech as iconic as his much-loved "particular set of skills" monologue, and just which new skills from said set will be seen this time around - and to find about more about both those things, make you sure to pick up the latest issue of Empire, sharpish.

The new issue is on newsstands today, or in the Apple store for those of you after the iPad edition - both original UK flavour and new US edition.

 


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WHat? Nesson's the one that gets kidnapped; oh fuck this! THanks alot now that's what I loved about the original ruined by the sequel. More

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