Liam Neeson in Dubai for Taken 3 premiere

The countdown has begun as Gulf Film, the region’s leading film distributor, and Novo Cinemas, the Middle East’s largest chain of cinemas, subsidiaries of Qatar Media Services, announce the the Middle East premiere of Taken 3, with international movie star Liam Neeson in attendance. The red carpet reception and screening will take place on 12th January 2015 at Novo Cinemas Cineplex, and will be open to the general public in a first-of-its-kind event in Dubai.

Selim El Azar, CEO of Gulf Film, the Middle East distributor of Taken 3, commented, “The Taken franchise has earned its place as one of the most successful film franchises of the past decade. As the leading film distributor and exhibitor in the region, we are very proud to host the third leg of the world premiere tour of Taken 3 in Dubai and we look forward to a record-breaking movie event.”

Liam Neeson has enjoyed a multi-faceted film career that includes such noteworthy movies as Les Misérables, Batman Begins, Schindler’s List, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, as well as the first two blockbuster instalments of the Taken franchise. His role as retired special agent Bryan Mills, a man with “a particular set of skills”, has helped earn the Taken franchise a global following.

Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, CEO of Novo Cinemas, said, “We are thrilled to be hosting the Middle East premiere of Taken 3 at Novo Cinemas with Liam Neeson making a special appearance for hundreds of our patrons. Once again, Novo Cinemas is pioneering in the field, and the Taken 3 fan-centric event will be the first time seats at a premiere with the presence of the leading actor will be open to the public to purchase and attend.”

Tickets to the Taken 3 red carpet premiere go on sale December 21st and can be booked via and at the Novo Cinemas Cineplex (near Wafi City) Box Office.

Produced by EuropaCorp, Taken 3 is directed by Oliver Megaton, and written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. The action-thriller stars Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace.

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