While ‘the Northern Irish acting goliath’, Liam Neeson
thinks the chances of Taken 3 are minimal, according to Taken writer Robert Mark Kamen
(The Karate Kid), executives at News Corp’s Fox studio very much wants to move forward.
The reason lies in the fact that Taken 2 earned twice what the first Taken earned opening weekend and the 12th best opening of the year.
Kamen, who provided the scripts for the first and second film, told Hollywood.com
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.
Yep, the sequel debuted at No. 1 on box office in its first week with $49.5 million.
some suspicion that story idea could be further developed:
I don’t see it. (Taken 3) I don’t think it’s going to happen. I really don’t. I can’t see a possible scenario where audiences wouldn’t go, ‘Oh, come on…! She’s taken again?’
and Kamen agrees with him,
Hmm, ok, but where will the film go? Who will get kidnapped considering the daughter (Maggie Grace) was nabbed in Taken, and the lead character and his wife (Famke Janssen) were snatched in the sequel? Who will get taken? We’ve taken everyone we can take — it’s going to go in another direction.[It] should be interesting.”
But ‘money makes the world go round,’ so Kamen already got some details worked out. Less is more when it comes.