New poster for Taken 2

Taken 2 has begun to step up its marketing campaign, with the release of a moody new poster following last week's unveiling of the first official trailer .

The new poster shows Neeson shrouded in shadow and clutching a revolver, with a big old "2" behind him, for the benefit of anyone who hadn't realised it's a sequel. Once again, he doesn't look a man to be trifled with...

The new film follows Bryan Mills (Neeson) as he embarks upon a family holiday to Istanbul with his wife (Famke Janssen) and daughter (Maggie Grace). Unfortunately for him, he's being trailed by some sinister men, working on behalf of the father (Rade Serbedzija) of one of the kidnappers Mills dispensed with in the first film.

It isn't long before a family member has been snatched (Mrs. Mills, this time around), but as in the first film, former CIA man Mills isn't shy about breaking a few necks to ensure he gets his loved ones back in one piece.

Directed by Olivier Megaton, Taken 2 opens in the UK on 5 October 2012. In the meantime, you can check out the poster in full, below...

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