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Liam Neeson Is Ready To Get Taken, Again

Just What You've Always Wanted


Yup, that’s right Taken 3 is a go and Liam Neeson is already on board. 

Not that Neeson wasn’t always great, but when he hit the big screen in Taken, as the devoted father/ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills, he skyrocketed to a new level in fandom. And then they made a sequel. And now they’re making a third.

Deadline says Neeson is likely to get a salary bump to $20 million (the most he’s ever made) for Taken 3 considering he wasn’t completely sold on doing the sequel when that happened. They write:

Next will come the effort to make deals with Maggie Grace, who played his daughter in the first two films, and Famke Janssen, who played his ex-wife. They have a script well in the works from [Luc] Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, who teamed for the first two films. No director has yet been set, but don’t be surprised if Olivier Megaton comes back.

When I first heard the news I tweeted this likely title sequence for the impending series: TAKEN, TAKEN 2, TAK3N, T4KEN,TAKE 5. But The Mary Sue and Geekosystem crews also brainstormed a few possible plot ideas: Liam Neeson rescues clone of Liam Neeson, his daughter fakes her own kidnapping as a birthday present for Liam Neeson, a villainous Liam Neeson kidnaps someone else and gets his ass kicked. Just kidding, we know that last one would never happen.

Though on a more serious note, you can bet we’re hoping Grace’s Kim will be an agent herself this time around or at the very least, officially trained by her father for these kinds of situations. In Taken 2, Kim got in on the action for a while but with prompts from her dad, which was absolutely a character evolution from the first film. Hopefully that continues.

What kind of plot do you expect from Taken 3?

(via Deadline)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."