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Neeson thought ‘Taken’ sequel idea was ‘crazy’

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Actor Liam Neeson arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures'
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Actor Liam Neeson arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Battleship" at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Independent.ie reporters

TAKEN star Liam Neeson has said that when he was initially asked to do a sequel to movie ‘Taken’ he thought the idea was "crazy".

The Irish actor told Empire magazine: “The first one for me was just a one-off. It was a huge hit, but I thought, that's it”.



“Then they came back and said, 'we want to do a sequel.’ I said, 'come on, how can you possibly do a sequel? What, she gets taken again? It's crazy!'” he continued.



The first film saw Neeson take the role of protective father and former CIA operative Bryan Mills, whose daughter Kim is kidnapped by traffickers. The movie sees Neeson track down the kidnappers and rescue his daughter.



The sequel will see the scenario reversed, Neeson’s character and his wife are kidnapped and it is Kim who must track them down.



“I'm able to, in a very covert way, instruct her to find out where I am being held because a sack's been put over my head and I'm in the middle of a dungeon! It's highly impossible yet equally possible”, the actor explained.



Taken 2 is released on October 5th.

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