Neeson reprises his role as retired CIA operative Bryan Mills, who receives a surprise visit from his wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) and daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) in the new trailer.
Later, Mills realises he is being pursued by vengeful kidnappers during a car ride with his wife, and phones Kim to warn her that she is also a target.
Neeson recently admitted that he initially found the prospect of a sequel to 2008's Taken "crazy".
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Taken 2 will be released on October 4 and 5 in the UK and US respectively.