Liam Neeson's particular set of skills will be back for TAKEN 3

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I don’t know who you are.  I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for another sequel, I can tell you I don’t have any interest for it. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career im movie negotiations. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my career go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will decline a chance at being in the third Taken movie.

$20 Million? Where do I sign up?

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Liam Neeson’s salary “negotiations”.

Kervyn was still joking with me a couple of months back that the only way that a third Taken film would make sense, would be if if the entire European Union conspired together to steal Liam Neeson’s dog. Having had family members abducted twice already in the first two Taken films, it looks like Neeson will indeed be back, being paid a handsome $20 million to do so, according to Deadline.

Story details are still being kept tight, but I’m guessing that the third film will involve a stolen chicken and mayo sammich, a nuclear bomb and large parts of Europe being left uninhabitable by the conclusion. From a business standpoint, it makes sense for Paramount to pursue a third film. The first Taken scored over $226 million at the box office in 2008, while last year’s sequel beat that one soundly in some QCB action to reach a total of $375 million.

Not bad for a movie series that stars a man who is nearing retirement age now.

Last Updated: June 25, 2013

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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