‘Taken 3’ Is in the Works Says Writer Robert Mark Kamen

20th Century Fox wants to do another follow-up after ‘Taken 2’'s massive $50 million opening weekend.
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‘Taken 3’ Is in the Works Says Writer Robert Mark Kamen

Taken 3 is in the works according to writer Robert Mark Kamen When Taken debuted in January 2009, hardly anyone expected it to be the box office juggernaut it turned into, taking in over $225 million worldwide. Now that Taken 2 is a bona fide hit, after grossing $50 million last weekend, screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen revealed that Fox wants to make Taken 3. Here's what the writer had to say about the follow-up.

"We didn't start talking about [Taken 3] until we saw the numbers. But then we said, 'Oh, okay. I think we should do a third one.' And Fox wants us to do a third one."

While the script hasn't been officially commissioned yet, the writer does plan on taking the third action-thriller in a completely new direction.

"We've taken everyone we can take - it's going to go in another direction. Should be interesting."

It isn't known if Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, and Famke Janssen will reprise their roles for this third endeavor. Maybe this family will do the taking this time around.

Taken 2 was released October 5th, 2012.

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  • Zachary-Summers • 3 years ago

    I think it's really cool that they are turning Taken into a trilogy. I really hope that Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, and Famke Janssen come back because it won't be the same without them. So can't wait!!!!

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    • unclerico12345 • 3 years ago

      idk

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      • the-movieghost • 3 years ago

        For the love of God... STAHP!

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        • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

          Just stop...

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          • brady1138 • 3 years ago

            The first was a fun, director-driven flick with fresh action and a poignant story. The sequel was a cash-in. This is rape.

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            • instead8909 • 3 years ago

              3rd Taken, third Clash what's next?

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              • jasdjqs • 3 years ago

                We will all get taken at the box office

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                • youngrizo • 3 years ago

                  Also I loved the original but like @skywise I find that while it's a great "Sam fisher in Splinter Cell Conviction-esque" story arc, it was actually pretty low on action and the pacing wasn't as great after the original viewing, where this new one which i recently saw is far better paced. Yeah the plot is simple but it's more of a mix between oldschool action thrillers and new school spy films. Which is not a bad thing unless you can't suspend reality long enough to just enjoy a good action thriller(which honestly sounds more like a personal problem lol)

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                  • youngrizo • 3 years ago

                    It's funny, they are still making Die Hard movies so I don't see a reason for this to become a franchise. Infact the latest one felt like a cross between a Bourne film and a Die Hard film so they can totally make a sequel. Plus the character he plays is basically a bodyguard for hire at this point and so you can always write a fascinating story around a job gone bad or something of that nature.

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                    • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

                      @bawnian-dexeus LOL. Well, it's true. Nobody listens, but it's the same dynamic at work. The only difference is, with cbm's, they would reboot the entire Taken trilogy five times over.

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                      • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 3 years ago

                        no thank you!

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                        • rudy • 3 years ago

                          How many times will Liam Neeson's daughter get kidnapped until he decides to just lock her up in his basement?

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                          • the-crow2k • 3 years ago

                            Taken III: Taking your money.

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                            • crypt • 3 years ago

                              In this one, the twist is it is actually Liam Neeson that takes his own daughter :O

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                              • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                @thedude-abides And nobody listens XD

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                                • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                  Surprise, surprise...not really. Though I though Neeson didn't want a third. Oh well, let's see who get's kidnapped this time. Die Hard franchise, here we go

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                                  • dmu009 • 3 years ago

                                    Wow, T2 about original as Hangover 2. T3 won't be "Taken" any of my money.

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                                    • skywise • 3 years ago

                                      OI havnt seen the sequel but if th action is anywhere as good as the original (i hate to say this) I dotn really require a great story.

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                                      • skywise • 3 years ago

                                        I enjoyed the first movie for what it was, a brazen action film but honestly, after watching it several times I find the original not so great. I mean I love the fact that Liam's character is willing to do some pretty nasty things to get his duaghter back but it seemed sort of shallow (after several viewings)

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                                        • redcameraman • 3 years ago

                                          Still haven't seen the 2nd as of now, so I can't really tell about a 3rd film coming up yet, but I loved the 1st. Liam Neeson is badass. :-)

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