Liam Neeson is back doing what he does best – kicking a** and taking names – in the newly released trailer for Taken 3. I can almost hear the collective groan at that piece of information. While 2008’s Taken was a masterpiece, with just the right amounts of gore, suspense, drama and Liam Neeson speeches, things took a drastic turn for Sucksville with the second one in  2011. We get it, Mr Neeson, you need to put food on the table, but a third one is just pushing it.

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Liam Neeson is out to protect his daughter again - but this time, he has to clear his own name first.

Judging from the trailer, this one will veer dangerously close to 24 territorry, with Neeson’s Brian Mills facing the death of his ex-wife and having to prove his innocence after being accused of her murder. Subplot: he also has to defend his daughter from a mysterious organization, out to kill “everyone he loves”. Sound familiar? See, that’s what we meant.  

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Also, there's Forest Whittaker. Cool? Cool.

Before the cops can get to Mills, he escapes, leading into a Fugitive­-style manhunt across Los Angeles County.

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Watch the Taken 3 trailer below.