Screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen says he’s already been asked by Fox to come up with a concept for a third Taken movie, thanks to the blockbuster opening weekend of the second Liam Neeson film.
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Fox’s Taken 2 brings in the big bucks in its opening weekend, Universal’s singing comedy Pitch Perfect takes third place and Hotel Transylvania beats up Frankenweenie.
Fans of the 2008 thriller Taken know what to expect from director Olivier Megaton’s sequel: an implausible plot, delightfully bad one-liners, disposable henchmen, and Liam Neeson snapping necks and kicking lots and lots of butt.
The trailer for Taken 2 finds Liam Neeson searching the alleyways of Istanbul for his kidnapped wife after the father of one of the men he killed in the first film swears revenge.
At CinemaCon in Las Vegas, 20th Century Fox showed off its summer slate, including Prometheus and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and offered world-premiere footage from Taken 2 and Life of Pi.
Bruce Willis will return as John McClane on Valentine’s Day 2013 in A Good Day to Die Hard, while Logan Lerman will go in search of the Golden Fleece the next month in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
Taken 2 is all but confirmed, with star Liam Neeson’s deal being finalized and producer Luc Besson working on a script with the first film’s writer, Robert Mark Kamen.
The Taken filmmaker is pitching his take on the Hasbro board game adaptation to Universal, while also keeping an eye on a Sam Raimi-produced alien invasion movie.