Olivier Megaton is set to direct Taken 2, but before that his movie Colombiana will be in theaters. The assassin/revenge film stars Zoe Saldana and is cut more from the La Femme Nikita and The Professional mold than the Taken template. Luc Besson‘s fingerprints are all over this one, and no wonder, given that he co-wrote with Robert Mark Kamen. Check out the trailer after the jump.

This plays like an alternate version of the O-Ren Ishii story from Kill Bill, filtered through Luc Besson’s own particular interests. And that’s probably fine, mostly because Zoe Saldana looks perfectly competent as a troubled, determined and lithe killer.

At this point we should all know exactly what to expect from the Luc Besson action movie machine: straight-up stories, a few archetypical characters with a unique tweak or two, and big-time action that is vaguely, but only very vaguely, grounded in reality. Based on this operatic trailer, that’s exactly what Colombiana offers.

Yahoo has the HD version.

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