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.
Taken 3 is in the works according to writer Robert Mark Kamen
"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.