Taken 2 Liam NeesonWith Olivier Megaton (Colombiana) taking over the helm from Pierre Morel, Taken 2 sees the return of Liam Neeson after the mammoth success of 2008’s Taken, which turned a m. budget into almost ten times that at the box office.

Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen are reprising their roles from the first film too, with a script co-written by the brilliant Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, who co-wrote the first film.

EW have debuted the first three images from the film, giving us our first look at Neeson returning as the retired CIA agent, taking place about twelve to eighteen months after the first film.

“In Taken 2 (out Oct. 5), Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the CIA agent with “a particular set of skills” for hunting down bad guys, but this time his daughter (Maggie Grace) has to help rescue him when associates of the villains he killed the first time around decide to get their revenge.”

EW also sat down with Neeson to talk a bit about the project, and you can read the interview in full here.

Taken 2 will be hitting the big screens later this year on 5th October in the UK and US, and is sure to be another big success for Besson’s Europa Corp. For now, the first images from the film, which you can click to enlarge.