The tremendous success of Taken guaranteed a sequel and it seems as if Liam Neeson's character will be butting heads with more bad guys in Taken 2 around this time next year.
While we can't officially reveal when that hard hitting film will be in your local multiplex, we do know when the Yanks will be getting it and that's normally a pretty good guide: 5 October 2012.
After all, we're unlikely to get it ahead of the US - as we did with the first film - now it's become a successful franchise.
Olivier Megaton ( The Transporter 3 , Colombiana ) will be sitting behind the camera, while Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen share scriptwriting duties again.
There's also now a plot synopsis for the film...
“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.”
Seems like Neeson has the same way of attracting trouble as John McClane does in Die Hard movies. The stories those two could tell over a beer!