If Liam Neeson had any need to top up his pension pot, he must have been very happy to have been cast in Taken, which has turned into an opportunity for him to get increasingly large paycheques (reportedly $20 million for Taken 3) just to run around being very angry and killing people – with not much else required on the acting front.
However he needs people to be angry opposite (and to kill), and for Taken 3 one of those co-stars will be Forest Whitaker, according to Deadline. Maggie Grace is also expected to return, with Olivier Megaton (who helmed the second movie) directing.
Robert Mark Kamen and Luc Besson wrote the script, but no plot details have been released. It’s safe to assume there will be an endless supply of bad guys for Neeson to kill – although there may be a slight change this time, as the creators have promised a slightly different premise to the first two movies.
The hope is to get it into production in March.