Liam Neeson is apparently going to be “Taken” for a third time.
During a new interview with Hollywood.com, screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen has said that he’s already in discussions for a third “Taken” film. “Taken 2” just hit theaters on Friday, but it’s already raked in $122 million worldwide. Apparently those great box office revenues convinced the Fox that Bryan Mills deserves a third outing.
“We didn’t start talking about [it] until we saw the numbers,” he said. “But then we said, ‘Oh, okay. I think we should do a third one.’ And Fox wants us to do a third one.”
The only problem is that “Taken 2” sort of took the “Taken” shtick to the end of its rope. Kamen is hard at work figuring out how to make “Taken 3” work as the third installment of this film series.
“We’ve taken everyone we can take,” he said. “It’s going to go in another direction.”
“Taken 2” already took the plot of the series in another direction when it was up to Bryan’s daughter (Maggie Grace) to save him instead of the other way around. Unless his wife (Famke Janssen) is the one to save the day in “Taken 3,” it sounds like Kamen should really work on shaking up “Taken’s” now-predictable formula. Bryan must have another very particular set of skills.