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Taken 2 starts shooting this October with "everyone" returning

08.25.2011

Yes, it's another sequel purely getting made for financial reasons, but we can still hope it could be good, right?

TAKEN 2 doesn't have a release date yet, but it does have a start date, which ComingSoon got out of Luc Besson. Cameras start rolling in October on the new film, whose plot details are murky, but Besson says that "everyone" is returning.

Obviously we know Neeson's back to kick some ass, but I guess that mean Famke Jensen and Maggie Grace as well. Who else? The douchebag stepdad? The old SEAL team? The fat arab who survived his headshot?

It would be cool if they somehow turned Maggie Grace's character into a killing machine, hardened and numb after her horrific experience and following in the footsteps of her father. I sort of doubt that will be at all what happens, but I'm just going to speculate until we hear something official.

Extra Tidbit: Neeson wanted to be in THE PHANTOM MENACE so badly, he accepted without reading the script. Whoops.
Source: ComingSoon

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4:14AM on 08/26/2011
That's just the way it is.
That's just the way it is.
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11:03PM on 08/25/2011
So what, Famke gets kidnapped this time around? What is this, like a hereditary "it runs in the family" type thing? Geez..
So what, Famke gets kidnapped this time around? What is this, like a hereditary "it runs in the family" type thing? Geez..
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7:38PM on 08/25/2011
Luc Besson needs to deliver R-rated action films again. Colombiana is an r-rated story in a PG-13 film. C'mon!
Luc Besson needs to deliver R-rated action films again. Colombiana is an r-rated story in a PG-13 film. C'mon!
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6:04PM on 08/25/2011
"another sequel purely getting made for financial reasons" That's a dumb comment, especially from an entertainment journalist. What other reasons do you imagine they make sequels for?
"another sequel purely getting made for financial reasons" That's a dumb comment, especially from an entertainment journalist. What other reasons do you imagine they make sequels for?
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7:29PM on 08/25/2011
don't you know? The Dark Knight Rises is being made because it cures cancer.
don't you know? The Dark Knight Rises is being made because it cures cancer.
11:04PM on 08/25/2011
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess you missed the word "purely"? Contrary to popular belief, some films are passion-projects that make the director a s##tload of cash, but wasn't penned JUST to add some zeroes to the studio's bank account.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess you missed the word "purely"? Contrary to popular belief, some films are passion-projects that make the director a s##tload of cash, but wasn't penned JUST to add some zeroes to the studio's bank account.
5:25PM on 08/25/2011
I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed her running. This is like the most unasked for sequel, but since everyone went to see the first, this has to come. I doubt it will be any good, considering the first was okay. The only good parts of the movie was Liam kicking major ass. Otherwise, make a good story this time.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed her running. This is like the most unasked for sequel, but since everyone went to see the first, this has to come. I doubt it will be any good, considering the first was okay. The only good parts of the movie was Liam kicking major ass. Otherwise, make a good story this time.
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3:36PM on 08/25/2011

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Clearly he hasn't learned since he is starring in the very anticipated, award winning 'Battleship'.
Clearly he hasn't learned since he is starring in the very anticipated, award winning 'Battleship'.
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3:38PM on 08/25/2011
That could still yet be very entertaining. Too soon to judge.
That could still yet be very entertaining. Too soon to judge.
4:19PM on 08/25/2011
I'm sure the game is award-winning. I just chalk that decision up to trying to keep himself busy in the wake of his wife's untimely passing.
I'm sure the game is award-winning. I just chalk that decision up to trying to keep himself busy in the wake of his wife's untimely passing.
3:30PM on 08/25/2011

I know the perfect title....

"Taken 2: Take the Fucking Elephant!"

"Taken 2: Take the Fucking Elephant!"

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3:25PM on 08/25/2011

"...following in the footsteps"

Hmmm, sounds all well & good but...have you SEEN the way Maggie Grace RUNS in the 1st Taken?

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Seriously...it's like watching some retarded, wounded gazelle sprint away towards whatever bright & shiny object that caught her eye.
Hmmm, sounds all well & good but...have you SEEN the way Maggie Grace RUNS in the 1st Taken?

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Seriously...it's like watching some retarded, wounded gazelle sprint away towards whatever bright & shiny object that caught her eye.
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6:03PM on 08/25/2011
If she comes back as the one with "the particular set of skills" maybe one of those skills is how to run.
If she comes back as the one with "the particular set of skills" maybe one of those skills is how to run.
7:21PM on 08/25/2011
Haha, I did not notice that. Maybe that's how a tall 25 year old runs when she is trying to look like an awkward 17 year old.
Haha, I did not notice that. Maybe that's how a tall 25 year old runs when she is trying to look like an awkward 17 year old.
3:14PM on 08/25/2011

HAHA!

YES! Do it again and have her befriend another dumb girl who makes bad decisions and gets them TAKEN once again! I wonder if Liam Neeson would say, "Now listen closely, they're going to take you, and I'm sick of this shit so you're on your own this time."
YES! Do it again and have her befriend another dumb girl who makes bad decisions and gets them TAKEN once again! I wonder if Liam Neeson would say, "Now listen closely, they're going to take you, and I'm sick of this shit so you're on your own this time."
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3:11PM on 08/25/2011

I agree with izzy2024

I see no reason to have a 'Taken 2'. I see no reason for Liam's character to keep doing what he did in the first film unless his daughter gets kidnapped again, which would be redundant.

I remember that sequels would be a rarity with certain movies growing up. Now it's almost shocking if a movie does not get one or two or three.
I see no reason to have a 'Taken 2'. I see no reason for Liam's character to keep doing what he did in the first film unless his daughter gets kidnapped again, which would be redundant.

I remember that sequels would be a rarity with certain movies growing up. Now it's almost shocking if a movie does not get one or two or three.
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3:19PM on 08/25/2011
Maybe he gets abducted and he has to figure out the who, what, when, where and why. I highly doubt it'll be the same story as the first.
Maybe he gets abducted and he has to figure out the who, what, when, where and why. I highly doubt it'll be the same story as the first.
3:34PM on 08/25/2011
Possibly. It's just that the film works just fine as a stand alone film.
Possibly. It's just that the film works just fine as a stand alone film.
8:36PM on 08/25/2011
I agree, it's a great stand alone movie and again, it's not like I'm just sitting here dying for a sequel, but I'm certainly not opposed to it either. We'll just have to see what the story is before we solidify our positions on it I suppose.
I agree, it's a great stand alone movie and again, it's not like I'm just sitting here dying for a sequel, but I'm certainly not opposed to it either. We'll just have to see what the story is before we solidify our positions on it I suppose.
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3:10PM on 08/25/2011
I absolutely loved the first one, so I'm down for another.
I absolutely loved the first one, so I'm down for another.
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3:12PM on 08/25/2011
I bet you would be down for a 'Rocky 7' and a 'Rambo 6'. Sometimes less is more dude.
I bet you would be down for a 'Rocky 7' and a 'Rambo 6'. Sometimes less is more dude.
3:18PM on 08/25/2011
Really? Even though I've said multiple times those franchises had ended perfectly? I didn't say I'm dying for a Taken sequel, but since I did love the first one and everybody is returning I am open to a sequel. Whether it's good or not depends completely on the story.
Really? Even though I've said multiple times those franchises had ended perfectly? I didn't say I'm dying for a Taken sequel, but since I did love the first one and everybody is returning I am open to a sequel. Whether it's good or not depends completely on the story.
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3:02PM on 08/25/2011
Come on. Every stand-alone action movie does not need a fucking sequel. The first one was good because it kinda came out of nowhere and surprised everyone. Who exactly is out there clamoring for a sequel?
Come on. Every stand-alone action movie does not need a fucking sequel. The first one was good because it kinda came out of nowhere and surprised everyone. Who exactly is out there clamoring for a sequel?
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9:08PM on 08/25/2011
"How can the same thing happen to the same guy twice?" -John McClane
"How can the same thing happen to the same guy twice?" -John McClane
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