With director Olivier Megaton‘s Taken 2 opening October 5, 20th Century Fox has provided us with four clips. In the sequel, Liam Neeson’s character unwisely takes his family on a European vacation, only to find himself and his wife (Famke Janssen) taken hostage by the family members of the henchmen that Neeson brutally murdered in the first film. The film also stars Maggie Grace and Rade Serbedzija.
As a big fan of the first film, I’m looking forward to Neeson kicking some more ass in the sequel. Hit the jump to watch the clips.
Recently, Liam Neeson threatened you into submission so you would watch his new trailer for Taken 2. Then, the first featurette went online that showed off retired CIA operative Bryan Mills’ “skills and kills.” Today, we’ll continue the rhyming scheme with a new behind-the-scenes stunt featurette that highlights the sequel’s “thrills and spills.” Imagine my surprise when I found out Neeson wasn’t actually killing all the people in the movie. I still wouldn’t want to piss him off though.
Taken 2, from director Olivier Megaton, also stars Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace and Rade Serbedzija. The sequel hits theaters October 5th. Hit the jump to watch the new stunts clip.
A new “internet trailer” for the upcoming action sequel Taken 2 has been released. The clip is introduced by Liam Neeson himself who, sitting in a dark room, warns us interneters that if we don’t watch the trailer he’ll come for us and, naturally, he’ll find us. The trailer features quite a bit of new footage, and I’m starting to get the feeling that Taken 2 will be even more of a bloodbath than the first film. Neeson rampage seems to know no bounds, especially when you kidnap his wife.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. Directed by Olivier Megaton, the film also stars Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, and Rade Šerbedžija. Taken 2 opens on October 5th.
If these new images from Taken 2 didn’t do it for you, maybe seeing Liam Neeson in action in this new featurette will. The sequel, directed by Olivier Megaton (Colombiana), puts the Mills family in the crosshairs when they vacation in Istanbul and are taken by the father of one of the kidnappers from the first film. Mills (Neeson) hasn’t lost a step and now it looks like his wife, Lenore (Famke Janssen) and his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace) are getting into the action a bit more. But Rade Šerbedžija proves to be a bit more formidable than the previous gang of faceless thugs. The film opens October 5th. Hit the jump to check out the new featurette.
A new international trailer for Taken 2 has landed online. As with the other trailers, this teases exactly what audiences want from the sequel: another “taken” scenario in which Liam Neeson is forced to be a badass. The first film’s simple premise and international setting made for a fun actioner, and setting up the family members of all the men Neeson so quickly dispatched with in the first film as the sequel’s villains is an exciting angle.
Hit the jump to check out the new trailer. The film also stars Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, and Rade Serbedzija. Taken 2 opens on October 5th.
The first theatrical U.S. trailer for director Olivier Megaton‘s Taken 2 has gone online. The clip starts the same as the first international trailer, but the second half goes a bit more into the plot, sets up the tone of the film, and showcases some of the fighting (ie. Liam Neeson kicking ass). The story finds Neeson’s character as the target of revenge, as the family members of all those people he so swiftly murdered in the first pic are out for blood. I like the idea of escalation and the endless circle of violence being explored in the follow-up, with Rade Serbedzija’s villain character telling Neeson that if he kills him, Neeson will just have more people after him that he’ll have to kill too. It’d be nice to see his character wrestle with the consequences of his murderous streak, but I’m sure we’ll see plenty of badassness from Neeson as well. All in all, Taken 2 looks to be a damn good time.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace. Taken 2 opens on October 5th.
A short international trailer for Taken 2 has gone online. The new trailer features some new footage, along with a brief moment that surprised me. The previous trailer led me to believe that only Bryan Mills’ (Liam Neeson) wife (Famke Janssen) was going to be taken. But in the new trailer, Mills says to his daughter (Maggie Grace), “Your mother and I are going to be taken,” and then we see a black bag getting put over his head. Presumably, Mills doesn’t stay taken for too long because he has a very special set of skills.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Taken 2 opens October 5th.
The first international trailer for Taken 2 has gone online. As the new trailer shows, Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) didn’t really think through the whole “going on a murderous rampage to save my daughter,”-thing and now the bad guys’ families want revenge. This time around, it’s Mills’ wife (Famke Janssen) who gets taken, so this gives license for Liam Neeson to play the badass yet again. I have absolutely no problem with that. I’m assuming the franchise can continue if future kidnapping victims include Mills’ cousin, gardener, paperboy, the guy he met at the supermarket that one time, and so forth. Finally, Taken 2 looks to continue the series’ message that foreign countries are the worst places affluent white people can go. Just visit Orlando, Florida. They have Disneyworld.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Maggie Grace and Rade Serbedzija. Taken 2 opens October 5th. [Update: We've added the international poster.]
Last week, we brought you this stylish poster from Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey. Now we have a host of new images and clips to share with you from the Bosnian war drama. Set against a backdrop of the Bosnian War in the 1990s, the story centers on the relationship between a Serbian soldier, Danijel (Goran Kostic) and a Bosnian native, Ajla (Zana Marjanovic). In the Land of Blood and Honey explores how the dynamics between the two change with the outset of the war, in which Ajla becomes a captive at a camp overseen by Danijel. Also starring Rade Serbedzija, the film will be released both in English and BHS, the native language of Bosnia. In the Land of Blood and Honey opens in limited release on December 23rd with a wider release in January. Hit the jump to check out the clips and images.
Some interesting new info has come to light regarding Angelina Jolie’s untitled directorial debut. As we previously reported, the film is a love story set during the Bosnian War. In an extensive interview with Vasarnapi Hirek [via The Playlist], Jolie says that while she shot the film in color, she’s considering having it transferred to black and white. Said Jolie:
“It’s shot in color but it could transfer to black and white. We haven’t decided that. I can show you… we put a series of pictures together in black and white and it was beautiful. But the important thing is I want to make sure that we make a film for people who just want to go to the movies to watch a love story. To not be put off by anything that seems too heavy. So we want to walk that fine line to make it accessible to everybody because it’s important for as many people to see it.”
Hit the jump for the first image from the film as well as Jolie shooting it in two different languages.
by Jason Barr Posted: August 27th, 2010 at 8:29 am
Warner Bros. has released new promotional photos for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Of the seven images, two are of the boy wizard himself with the remaining five providing looks at characters such as Xenophilius Lovegood (played by Rhys Ifans), Albert Runcorn (David O’Hara), Bathilda Bagshot (Hazel Douglas), Rufus Scrimgeour (Bill Nighy), and Gregorovitch (Rade Šerbedžija). With its November 19th release quickly approaching, you should be preparing for an onslaught of Potter press in the coming weeks. Just to error on the side of safety, I would recommend getting that press from us (of course, I may be partial). For an early review of the film, click here. If you haven’t already, you can also check out a new featurette from the film and more new images.
Hit the jump to check out the seven new promotional images. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I opens November 19th. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II opens July 15, 2011.
by Jason Barr Posted: August 25th, 2010 at 11:32 am
Croatian actor Rade Šerbedžija (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I) has confirmed that he will appear in Angelina Jolie’s writing/directing debut which is described as a “love story set during the Bosnian War.” In an interview with the Serbian publication Blic [via The Playlist], Šerbedžija said that he has been in contact with Jolie for almost two months and was convinced to participate in the film via its “fantastic text.” In the film, the actor will play the father of the protagonist, a Serbian patriot.
For more on Šerbedžija’s thoughts on the project as well as more plot details, hit the jump.