'Taken 3' Is in the Works Says Writer Robert Mark Kamen

20th Century Fox wants to do another follow-up after 'Taken 2''s massive $50 million opening weekend.

Taken 3 is in the works according to writer Robert Mark Kamen
Taken 3 is in the works according to writer Robert Mark Kamen
When Taken debuted in January 2009, hardly anyone expected it to be the box office juggernaut it turned into, taking in over $225 million worldwide. Now that Taken 2 is a bona fide hit, after grossing $50 million last weekend, screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen revealed that Fox wants to make Taken 3. Here's what the writer had to say about the follow-up.

"We didn't start talking about [Taken 3] until we saw the numbers. But then we said, 'Oh, okay. I think we should do a third one.' And Fox wants us to do a third one."

While the script hasn't been officially commissioned yet, the writer does plan on taking the third action-thriller in a completely new direction.

"We've taken everyone we can take - it's going to go in another direction. Should be interesting."

It isn't known if Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, and Famke Janssen will reprise their roles for this third endeavor. Maybe this family will do the taking this time around.

Taken 2 was released October 5th, 2012 and stars Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, D.B. Sweeney, Luke Grimes, Rade Serbedzija. The film is directed by Olivier Megaton.



Sources: Hollywood.com

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  1. Zachary Summers

    I think it's really cool that they are turning Taken into a trilogy. I really hope that Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, and Famke Janssen come back because it won't be the same without them. So can't wait!!!!

    2 years agoby @Zachary-SummersFlag

  2. the MovieGhost

    For the love of God... STAHP!

    2 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  3. THE JOKER

    Just stop...

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  4. LuxoIII

    The first was a fun, director-driven flick with fresh action and a poignant story. The sequel was a cash-in. This is rape.

    2 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  5. Writer220

    3rd Taken, third Clash what's next?

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  6. jasdjqs

    We will all get taken at the box office

    2 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag

  7. Youngrizo

    Also I loved the original but like @skywise I find that while it's a great "Sam fisher in Splinter Cell Conviction-esque" story arc, it was actually pretty low on action and the pacing wasn't as great after the original viewing, where this new one which i recently saw is far better paced. Yeah the plot is simple but it's more of a mix between oldschool action thrillers and new school spy films. Which is not a bad thing unless you can't suspend reality long enough to just enjoy a good action thriller(which honestly sounds more like a personal problem lol)

    2 years agoby @youngrizoFlag

  8. Youngrizo

    It's funny, they are still making Die Hard movies so I don't see a reason for this to become a franchise. Infact the latest one felt like a cross between a Bourne film and a Die Hard film so they can totally make a sequel. Plus the character he plays is basically a bodyguard for hire at this point and so you can always write a fascinating story around a job gone bad or something of that nature.

    2 years agoby @youngrizoFlag

  9. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus LOL. Well, it's true. Nobody listens, but it's the same dynamic at work. The only difference is, with cbm's, they would reboot the entire Taken trilogy five times over.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  10. Zak Lee Ferguson

    no thank you!

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  11. Rudy

    How many times will Liam Neeson's daughter get kidnapped until he decides to just lock her up in his basement?

    2 years agoby @rudyFlag

  12. The_Crow2k

    Taken III: Taking your money.

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  13. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    In this one, the twist is it is actually Liam Neeson that takes his own daughter :O

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides And nobody listens XD

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Surprise, surprise...not really. Though I though Neeson didn't want a third. Oh well, let's see who get's kidnapped this time. Die Hard franchise, here we go

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  16. Dmu009

    Wow, T2 about original as Hangover 2. T3 won't be "Taken" any of my money.

    2 years agoby @dmu009Flag

  17. skywise

    OI havnt seen the sequel but if th action is anywhere as good as the original (i hate to say this) I dotn really require a great story.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  18. skywise

    I enjoyed the first movie for what it was, a brazen action film but honestly, after watching it several times I find the original not so great. I mean I love the fact that Liam's character is willing to do some pretty nasty things to get his duaghter back but it seemed sort of shallow (after several viewings)

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  19. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    Still haven't seen the 2nd as of now, so I can't really tell about a 3rd film coming up yet, but I loved the 1st. Liam Neeson is badass. :-)

    2 years agoby @redcameramanFlag

  20. Pjwolsker

    id still see it though ha

    2 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  21. Pjwolsker

    QUIT WHILE YOU'RE A HEAD MOTHERF*CKERS!!!!

    2 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  22. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    They better take it in a whole new direction. I love how they openly admit they're doing it for money, practically.

    "We didn't start talking about [Taken 3] until we saw the numbers. But then we said, 'Oh, okay. I think we should do a third one.' And Fox wants us to do a third one."

    That's retarded. You do a sequel because you have great ideas- not for money. I enjoyed Taken 2, but goddamn a third (even though i saw it coming) seems overkill. But hey, I know I'll see it for damn sure.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  23. SherlockHolmes2009

    Well this I saw coming for awhile

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  24. Corey W.

    The first two were sh*t. Taken 3 will be sh*t. And so won't the 4th and 5th ones as well. F*ck Taken.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  25. TheDude1

    @felipe-11 Actually the other writer for the Taken series said this would be the only sequel. I guess he forgot that money talks.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  26. TheDude1

    Taken 2 was action packed. I will see part 3 for sure.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  27. Replicant

    did anyone NOT see this coming?

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  28. Dre

    Nice.

    2 years agoby @dreFlag