Liam Neeson Agrees To Taken 3, Production Set For Next Year

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Taken series co-writer Robert Mark Kamen admitted in October of last year that work was underway on a new instalment just because:

we saw the numbers.

Simple as that. The film was a very big hit. And even though Liam Neeson had previously expressed doubt about returning to the role, there’s going to be a price on everything.

Deadline say the price for Neeson is $20 million, the biggest of his career, and that the deal is being made now. I like to think Kamen’s promise of a new approach was important too:

We’ve taken everyone we can take – [Taken 3 is] going to go in another direction. Should be interesting.

I hope so. Taken 2 just wasn’t.

Aside from Kamen, Neeson and co-writer and producer Luc Besson, nobody else appears to be set for the threequel just yet. It’s assumed that Maggie Grace and Famke Jansson will return, and we’ll need a director too.

If it has to be one of the previous Taken directors, I sincerely hope for the first film’s Pierre Morel rather than part two’s Olivier Megaton. Personally, though, I expect it’s just as likely to be somebody else altogether.

Production is currently expected to start in February. That could mean a late 2014 release, though I think it likely Taken 3 will be an early entry in 2015’s almost unbelievable barrage of sequels and big-brand pictures.

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