Liam Neeson is close to signing on to star in EuroCorp’s Taken 3, penned by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. Maggie Grace and Famke Jensen still on the to-get list.
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.
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.