Believe it or not, but Taken franchise is going to have another addition in a form of a final movie in the trilogy, Taken 3. It seems almost like a joke, but it’s not, especially to Liam Neeson who’s going to get $20 million for his third portrayal of Bryan Mills. Although after the second part, Neeson stated that the third part would be just too much, for that amount of money it seems just enough. Written byLuc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, Taken 3 should be on the menus of theaters near you in about 2-3 years. There are no more informations about the movie so we can only guess what the fuck are they going to do now.
Even Neeson himself said after the premiere of the Taken 2 that: “I don’t think it’s going to happen,” and “I can’t see a possible scenario where audiences wouldn’t go, ‘Oh, come on…! She’s taken again?” There are only two ways that this type of movie could be done:
- Classical sequel in the vein of Taken 2, so we are stuck with some terrorist plot, the canvas broadens and the chase becomes global with enormous stakes, something like the latest Die Hard movie. I think that this would be a total mistake, at least from an “artistic” point of view, I am certain that the audiences will rush the theaters at the very mention of Taken.
- A spin on a classic tale with Mr. Mills taking hostages or some other crazy plot that boldly goes where no Hollywood studio has gone before, originality. There are a tone crazy scripts that fans of Mr. Mills could come up, so I think that the promotional website where people would submit their ideas on how Taken 3 should be made, would be a huge hit.
As we patiently await further details about production that’s supposedly starting in February, I just hope that Famke will still be with us in the third part. Another thing that seems a bit odd is the fact that Liam is now 61 years old, and by the time that the filming starts, he will be 62. Although he is quite menacing looking and fit, I just wonder will he be able to fuck people up the same way as he did in the first part, so I think it would be better to concentrate on the story and the scenes, instead of hand to hand combat. We all saw The Last Stand…