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EuropaCorp and Grive Productions with the participation of Canal +, M6, Ciné+'s Action, Crime, Drama directed by Olivier Megaton starring Liam Neeson "Bryan Mills, Maggie Grace "Kim", Famke Janssen "Lenore", Leland Orser "Sam", Jon Gries "Casey", D.B. Sweeney "Bernie", Luke Grimes "Jamie", Rade Sherbedgia "Murad Krasniqi". Original Score: Nathaniel Mechaly. Director of Photography: Romain Lacourbas. Production Designer: Sebastien Inizan. Costume Designer: Olivier Beriot. Film Editors: Camille Delamarre, Vincent Tabaillon. Produced by: Luc Besson. Written by: Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen. RELEASE DATES: 3 OCTOBER (FRANCE) / 5 OCTOBER 2012 (USA)
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TAKEN 2 EuropaCorp and Grive Productions with the participation of Canal +, M6, Ciné+'s Action, Crime, Drama directed by Olivier Megaton.
FEATURETTE #2 "Locations" (VOSTFR)
FILM CLIP #1 "The Getaway" (VO)
FILM CLIP #2 "Parents Are Taken" (VO)
FILM CLIP #3 "Locating Dad" (VO)
FILM CLIP #4 "Rooftop Chase" (VO)
INTERVIEWS Liam Neeson "Bryen Mills" (VO)
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LIFE OF PI Rhythm and Hues, Fox 2000 Pictures' Adventure, Drama directed by Ang Lee starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Rafe Spall, and Gerard Depardieu.
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ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT Blue Sky Studios' Animated comedy event in 3D directed by Steve Martino, Michael Thurmeier with Ray Romano.
THE WATCH Twentieth Century Fox presents in association with Dune Entertainment a 21 Laps Production's Comedy, Sci-Fi directed by Akiva Schaffer.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER 20th Century Fox, Abraham Productions, Bazelevs Production, Tim Burton Productions' Fantasy, Horror, Thriller.
TAKEN 2 Liam Neeson returns to the role of an ex-CIA operative with “a set of very special skills,” in TAKEN 2.
NATHANIEL MECHALY (Composer) attended the CNR (National Music School) of Marseille, then Paris and Boulogne-sur-Mer, where he studied cello, chamber music and electroacoustic composition. He worked as a sound programmer in film before composing his first feature film scores for the French drama Avanim and the Israeli film Ushpizin, directed by Giddi Dar. Mechaly composed the score for Guy Ritchie's Revolver, before collaborating with EuropaCorp for the first time on The Black Box from director Richard Berry. His work with EuropaCorp continued with The Secret, Taken, and Olivier Megaton's Columbiana. Mechaly's additional credits include the films Dorothy Mills, Eyes Wide Open, Le mac, Final Balance and Les papas du dimanche. His most recent work prior to TAKEN 2 was The City, from director Calum Rhys. *** NATHANIEL MECHALY (Compositeur) a fait le Conservatoire National de Marseille, puis ceux de Paris et Boulogne-sur-Mer, où il a étudié le violoncelle, la musique de chambre et la composition électroacoustique. Il a travaillé comme designer sonore pour le cinéma avant de composer ses premières musiques de film pour le drame franco-israélien Avanim et le film israélien Ushpizin, réalisé par Giddi Dar. Nathaniel Mechaly a composé la musique du film de Guy Ritchie Revolver, avant sa première collaboration avec EuropaCorp, pour le film La Boîte noire, de Richard Berry. Cette collaboration s’est poursuivie avec Si j’étais toi, Taken, et Colombiana d’Olivier Megaton. Sa filmographie compte également : Dorothy, Tu n’aimeras point, Le Mac, Légitime défense et Les Papas du dimanche. Sa précédente composition, avant TAKEN 2 était la musique du film The City, du réalisateur Calum Rhys. LUC BESSON (Writer, Producer) began his career in cinema in 1977, working a number of assistant director positions in France and the United States. He soon became one of the few French directors and producers with an international scope. In 1983, Besson directed his first feature film, The Last Battle, which earned him recognition at the Avoriaz Film Festival. Two years later he directed Subway, starring Isabelle Adjani and Christopher Lambert. The film earned three César Awards. Building on his success, he directed The Big Blue. The film had ten million admissions and went one to become a social phenomenon. The films La Femme Nikita and Leon: the Professional received acclaim, establishing Besson’s popularity in France and earning him an international reputation. Between these films, he directed Atlantis, a documentary aimed at raising awareness about the beauty of nature and the need to protect the environment. In 1997 he directed a bold science fiction picture: The Fifth Element, which became one of France’s biggest box office hits in the United States. In 1998, Besson took home a César Award for Best Director for The Fifth Element. In 1999, he directed his version of The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, winning him another nomination as Best Director at the César Awards. In 2000, Besson was named President of the Jury for the 53rd Cannes Film Festival, becoming the youngest jury president in the history of the festival. He devoted most of the next five years to production. Since creating EuropaCorp ten years ago, the studio has become one of European cinema’s most important companies. In 2005, Besson returned to directing with Angel-A, and the following year he helmed his first animated picture, Arthur and the Invisibles, adapted from the book he wrote. Besson followed this with Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard and Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds. In 2010, Besson adapted Tardi’s beloved series of graphic novels The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, with Louis Bourgoin starring in the title role. The year 2011 marked the release of The Lady, starring Michelle Yeoh in the role of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. Besson also directed a number of music videos, as well as commercials for internationally renowned brands. Besson has written over twenty screenplays for features. Among them are the Taxi series and Taken; the latter is the biggest box office hit of any French film in the United States. *** LUC BESSON (Scénariste, Producteur) a commencé sa carrière dans le cinéma en 1977. Il a d’abord travaillé comme assistant réalisateur en France et aux Etats-Unis. Il est rapidement devenu l’un des rares réalisateurs et producteurs français à acquérir une stature internationale. En 1983, Luc Besson a réalisé son premier long métrage, Le Dernier combat, qui lui a valu la reconnaissance au festival du film d’Avoriaz. Deux ans plus tard, il a réalisé Subway, avec Isabelle Adjani et Christophe Lambert. Le film a remporté trois César. Dans l’élan de ces premiers succès, Luc Besson a réalisé Le Grand bleu. Le film a réalisé dix millions d’entrées et il est devenu un véritable phénomène de société. Les films Nikita et Léon ont été acclamés, asseyant ainsi la popularité de Besson en France et le faisant accéder à une dimension internationale. Entre ces deux films, il a réalisé Atlantis, documentaire destiné à ouvrir les yeux sur la beauté de la nature et la nécessité de protéger l’environnement. En 1997, il a réalisé un film de science-fiction très ambitieux : Le Cinquième élément, qui est devenu l’un des plus gros succès français au box-office américain. En 1998, Luc Besson a remporté le César du meilleur réalisateur pour ce film. En 1999, il a réalisé sa Jeanne d’Arc, qui lui a valu une nouvelle nomination dans la catégorie meilleur réalisateur des César. En 2000, Besson s’est vu confier la présidence du jury du cinquante-troisième festival de Cannes, devenant ainsi le plus jeune président du jury de l’histoire du festival. Il a consacré la plupart des cinq années qui ont suivi à la production. EuropaCorp, qu’il a créée dix ans auparavant, est devenue une des sociétés les plus influentes du cinéma européen. En 2005, Luc Besson est revenu à la réalisation avec Angel-A ; l’année suivante, il a réalisé son premier long métrage d’animation, Arthur et les Minimoys, adapté de son livre. Là-dessus, Luc Besson a enchaîné sur les suites Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard et Arthur 3 : La Guerre des deux mondes. En 2010, Luc Besson a adapté Les Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec, la célèbre BD de Tardi, avec dans le rôle-titre Louise Bourgoin. L’année 2011 a marqué la sortie de The Lady, avec Michelle Yeoh dans le rôle du prix Nobel de la paix Aung San Suu Kyi. Luc Besson a également réalisé plusieurs clips, ainsi que des publicités pour des marques de renommée internationale. Luc Besson a écrit une vingtaine de scénarios de longs métrages, parmi lesquels figurent ceux des séries Taxi et Taken ; Taken est à ce jour le plus gros succès réalisé par un film français au box-office américain. © 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. Property of Fox.
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