‘Taken 3’ confirmed in light of second chapter’s success
LOS ANGELES, Oct 11 — The resounding success of “Taken 2” just opened the door for a threequel, according to co-scriptwriter Robert Mark Kamen in an article on Hollywood.com.
“Taken 2”‘s opening weekend gross of US$117 million (RM355 million) worldwide is music to the ears of Fox Studios, or as Kamen puts it: “Fox wants us to do a third one,” referring to his partnership with French producer Luc Besson.
“Taken 3” will happen, despite lead actor Liam Neeson’s recently expressed doubts about a return of retired agent Bryan Mills during the promotion of “Taken 2”.
Robert Mark Kamen shares a different point of view: “We’ve taken everyone we can take — [“Taken 3”] is going to go in another direction. Should be interesting.” He also mentions the possibility of following the pattern of the “Bourne” saga, which moves on with a different lead.
Liam Neeson, however, has not ruled out a comeback. After the original “Taken”, the British actor was initially opposed to a sequel until he read the script.
“Taken 2” also broke a box-office record: the best opening for a French production. — AFP/Relaxnews