Tradecraft: Taken 2 in October '12
Deadline reports that the eagerly anticipated and long-in-the-works neo-Eurospy sequel Taken 2 will open in North America on October 5, 2012—Columbus Day weekend. I had figured that Fox would want to open the action follow-up in the same January frame in which the original movie performed so well, but happily we will not have to wait until Q1 2013; instead we can expect more Liam Neeson badassery in slightly less than a year! As previously reported, Taken 2 will film in the classic Eurospy location of Istanbul under the direction of Olivier Megaton (Transporter 3, Colombiana), with a script by the writers of the first film, Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. Read my review of Taken here.