Posts Tagged ‘taken’
Liam Neeson will find you, don’t worry about that. He is also finding his way back to dramatic roles as Deadline reports that Neeson has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese’s next film Silence, reuniting for the first time since they worked together on Gangs of New York. Silence as you may have heard has been a passion project of Scorsese’s for decades, and his adaptation of the Shusaku Endo novel is finally going in front of cameras this summer.
The story takes place in the 17th century and follows a group of missionaries sent to Japan in order to investigate the reported torturing of Christians by the country’s emperor. Andrew Garfield is set to play one of the priests, with Girls star Adam Driver reportedly signed on to play the other. Ken Watanabe is also part of the cast, which will be mostly made up of Japanese actors.
Liam Neeson gave an update on the Taken series, he will return for a third installment (for a reported $20 million paycheck) and guess what else goes his way? The plot:
They called me up and I said I’ll do it… but only as long as nobody gets Taken.
Taken 3 doesn’t go into production until later this year, it will be interesting to see what’s happening in this entry; the title will be a little misleading if no one is to be “taken”. Series star Maggie Grace is also expected to return and recent report also had Forest Whitaker in talks to join in an unspecified role.
Neeson isn’t resting anytime soon, he can be heard in The Lego Movie next weekend, and will be seen in the thriller Non-Stop later this month. This May, he’ll star in Seth MacFarlane’s Western comedy, A Million Ways to Die in the West.
That banner image (City Strip #122) won’t be a joke much longer if they keep this up. Liam Neeson will continue to be the action star your parents like in another sequel to 2008′s Taken. But why?
When Taken 2 opened last year to negative reviews, the actor was on the fence about returning for another installment. Now Neeson likes expensive things so he has had a change of heart; he is reportedly in talks to return for Taken 3.
Deadline says Neeson is in negotiations to reprise his role as Bryan Mills in Taken 3 with a salary in the vicinity of $20 million and that Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen are already writing the script with an eye towards starting production in February. A director has yet to be set, but Deadline says “don’t be surprised” if Taken 2 helmer Megaton steps behind the camera again.
Here is a shorter international trailer for Taken 2, here’s the longer one if you missed it. There is some new footage here, nothing that gives away anything, and who cares anyways? Liam Neeson is going to do badass things for 90 minutes, we’re all going to win.
“Your mother and I are going to be taken” still makes me laugh. He said the movie title in the movie, Peter Griffin loves that kind of writing. Taken 2 opens October 5th.
Here is the first international trailer for Taken 2, it’s all about revenge here as the bad guys he killed in his first outing want revenge. His wife gets taken this time around and so Liam Neeson is on it, kicking ass and not really taking any names. They are foreign anyways, those are hard to spell.
Taken 2 opens October 5th.
Why isn’t he killing anyone in this poster? He has a particular set of skills…use them, and that chair for good measure.
Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a particular set of skills who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from Albanian kidnappers. When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge and takes Bryan and his wife hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape, and uses the same advanced level of special forces tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers one by one.
Release Date: October 5, 2012
Father’s Day is this Sunday, so I thought it would be appropriate to talk about some fathers in movie history that stand out above the rest. I’m not a father, but as a son I can tell you that a man’s relationship with his father is one of the most important relationships in his life. It might be that reason alone that the bond between father and son is put on the big screen so often, it’s relatable and universal.
So grab a cold one with your dad this weekend, maybe even pull out one of these movies and make a memorable moment you will never forget. Use the comments below to talk about your favorite movie dads, enjoy!
Taken was a great surprise full of action, suspense and a demanding performance by Liam Neeson. What’s no surprise is the call for a sequel after taking in over $225M. The film was met by “professional” critics with a resounding “meh”, but audiences including myself loved the movie and demand more fatherly ass-kicking via Neeson.
Good news is here; the sequel to the hit film is about to start shooting according to filmmaker Luc Besson (writer and producer on Taken), the film will start production in October. And in a brief interview, he went on to say that “Colombiana director Olivier Megaton has been using his time in Los Angeles to scout locations for the sequel to Taken,” and mentioned that “everyone is back for the sequel including Famke Janssen, who had a small role as Liam Neeson’s ex-wife in the first movie.”