Taken 2 Cast its Villain, Plot Details Revealed

Rade Sherbedgia in Mission Impossible II (2000) Movie ImageEarlier 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…

Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, and Liam Neeson in Taken (2008) Movie Image

Via : THR



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  • Juggernaut

    The first movie was really good. I didn’t think that a sequel was neccesary. The only way that this thing would work is if, in the time between the first film and the second, the daughter has been trained extensively. Even a few years is a bit of a stretch for her to be taken as a serious threat. However, suspended disbelief in tact, it could work. As for Bryan and his ex, they shoud still be separated. It adds to the realistic nature that the first film and this one should have.

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      The daughter kicks ass like Hanna?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

      I don’t think Brian and his wife are “back together” per se…..at least I hope not. Hopefully, either Brian has remarried or somebody made a typo in the synopsis…..

  • baddog

    Well remember Bryan quit working for the CIA, and that was the problem for the wife. So for her to come back to him could work. I do agree with you about a short time for the daughter to become highly trained in self defense or counter espionage. Maybe she inlists her dads friends to help?

    • Juggernaut

      That would actually be cool! i like all of those actors that were in his little group. Having them aid the daughter who is somewhat self efficiant would be a cool angle. I’m in!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

        I think the daughter being kick ass makes the most sense. I mean, we saw Brian do everything in his power to prevent something bad from happening to her in the first film and it DIDN’T WORK. It makes sense for him to train her somewhat in case she’s ever in that situation again.

        • Juggernaut

          Agreed.