First look - Liam Neeson as super action hero in ‘Taken 2’ – VIDEO & PHOTOS

Liam Neeson in "Taken 2"

Almost four years after Liam Neeson’s action flick “Taken” became a worldwide hit, the first images of the highly anticipated sequel have been debuted on Entertainment Weekly.

Directed by Olivier Megaton “Taken 2” follows retired CIA operative Bryan Mills (Neeson) and his wife when they are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed, while rescuing his daughter in the first movie.

"The action is supposed to take place about a year or a year and a half after the first story,” Neeson explained to Entertainment Weekly.

“It’s a very clever sequel with the usual thrills and spills, but the ante is upped quite a bit in this one... They kidnap [my character] to humiliate him, torture him, and ultimately bring him back to the village in Albania where the boys from the original film came from. With the help of my daughter… she wants to help me escape from where these bad guys have me".

The sequel is scheduled to be released on October 5th.

Liam Neeson Reveals 'Taken 2' Plot