Olivier Megaton on Taken 2: video interview

The director on cutting for a 12A, and the possibility of Taken 3

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.


Do you wish Taken 2 hadn’t been cut? Glad that Taken 3 is looking unlikely? Share your thoughts below…


    • Nashnash

      Oct 2nd 2012, 11:28

      This really didn't make me anymore interested in this film.

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 2nd 2012, 15:11

      This guy couldn't direct sh*t into a toliet.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 2nd 2012, 18:45

      It's funny that Maggie Grace is meant to be playing a 19 year old.

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