20th Century Fox and EuropaCorp are obviously very keen to make Taken 3, as they’re in the process of closing a massive deal that will give Liam Neeson $20 million to return as Bryan Mills, according to Deadline.
The first murmurings that Taken 3 was in the works came last October when it was revealed that Taken and Taken 2 writers Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen were working on the script. However at that time Neeson wasn’t signed up, and it’s taken a lot of money to get him.
The first Taken earned over $225 million worldwide from just a $25 million budget and followed Liam Neeson’s Bryan Mills as he frantically tries to get his kidnapped daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) back from her captors. While last year’s sequel, Taken 2, was critically trashed, it nevertheless grossed $376 million worldwide, making a third movie very much worth making.
No director has been attached to Taken 3 yet, but it is believed that Taken 2 filmmaker Olivier Megaton may return to the helm. The studio is eyeing to hoping to shoot in February 2014 and are also keen to get Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen to come back too.