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Olivier Megaton on Taken 2: video interview

Taken 2 hits cinemas this week, and sees Liam Neeson return for another rip-roaring rampage of revenge.

Below, we talk to incumbent director Olivier Megaton about taking the reins on the Liam Neeson-starring franchise.

The action sequel drew controversy from fans of the original for softening the action for a 12A certificate, and Megaton talks candidly about cutting the film for a wider audience: “We knew that the MPAA was waiting for us… I don’t know what you can show and cannot show.”

He also talks about releasing a tougher cut of Taken 2 on DVD, and rules himself out of directing Taken 3 (claiming that Neeson probably isn’t interested in a threequel either).

Watch the video interview with Olivier Megaton below:


Taken 2 opens in the UK on 4 October 2012.

Read our Taken 2 review .

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.