Liam Neeson Back for Third 'Taken'
While Liam Neeson may not relish the idea of returning for another Taken movie, the producers have given him a lot of reasons to do so. 20 million of them in fact.
According to Deadline, Neeson will be paid close to $20 million, a $5 million increase from Taken 2, to reprise his role as ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills in Taken 3. The producers are also trying to bring back Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace, who played his wife and daughter, respectively. Unless there are scheduling conflicts, they are expected to return as well.
While no director is announced yet, the plan is to shoot the movie in February 2014 from a script by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen.
Taken 2 made over $376 million at the global box office on a budget of $45 million, so that paltry $20 million for Neeson is money well spent if the performance of the third Taken is within the ballpark of the first two movies.
The question is, who will be in need of Mills' special set of skills this time?