I’m still not quite sure how Taken became such a massive hit, but at this point we all know the impact it has had on Liam Neeson’s career. A sequel has been in development since 2009, and to be honest, I was starting to wonder if they were taking too long to get this thing in theatres before the excitement had worn off. Well, if Twitter and Facebook are any indication, they have absolutely nothing to worry about, because people seem to be losing their shit over the first trailer for Taken 2.
This time around the villains from the first film exact their revenge by kidnapping his wife as opposed to his daughter. You probably don’t need to know much more than that, but the budget does seem to be a bit bigger this time around and the exotic locales will leave you thinking of the Bourne films. Olivier Megaton (Colombiana, Transporter 3) is in the director’s chair for this one, and he seems to be doing a decent (albeit somewhat predictable) job with it. Does Taken 2 look like everything you had hoped it would be? Taken 2 hits theatres on October 5th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.