Earlier today we learned that Fox had scheduled “Taken 2″ for October 5, 2012, Columbus Day weekend.
Now comes news from THR that the film’s villain has been cast, with Serbian actor Rade Sherbedgia landing the role of Murad, who is “the father of a kidnapper slain by Bryan Mills (Neeson) in the first film. Murad is described as a vengeful man who gives orders and doesn’t take them. When Murad takes Mills and his wife hostage, their daughter is enlisted to help save them.” That plot certainly confirms what we previously heard, with Kim taking a more active role in the sequel.
Sherbedgia, who counts John Woo’s “Mission: Impossible II” among his credits, can next be seen in Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, the Serbian war film “In the Land of Blood and Honey”.
Liam Neeson, of course, is expected back, but also back will be Maggie Grace as the daughter and Famke Janssen as the ex-wife. Or, er, current wife now, apparently. I guess they made up after Bryan saved their daughter from her Paris adventure.
Olivier Megaton, who last helmed “Colombiana” for producer Luc Besson, will do the honors this time around. The script for the sequel, as with the original, will once again be from Besson and co-writer Robert Mark Kamen.
Oh sure, it’s one big happy family until the dad of the dude you killed shows up…
Via : THR